What are the patient's rights regarding substances used during surgery?
I had facial surgery and afterwards my face appeared to be covered with a white film. When it started flaking off, I called the doctor (due to unusual circumstances, I was able to call him) and he told me that they had washed my face with baby shampoo but did not leave anything on my skin.
I asked, repeatedly, for the name of this "baby shampoo" because it caused my face to peel (I'm on the second or third peeling now!) and I need to know the ingredients. I finally got the ingredients, mostly misspelled, with no product name of manufacturer, and it doesn't look like baby shampoo to me.
Don't I have the right, as a surgical patient, to know what was used on my skin? Especially considering the adverse reaction and the setback to my efforts of improving my skin? This has undone the excellent effects of over $300 of state-of-the-art face products. Don't I have the right to know what they used, so I can be very careful that this never touches me again?
The surgeon is board certified and a member of this website. This isn't a cut rate operation, I paid premium prices.