Special Article: General NeurosurgeryNeurosurgical Complications: Forgive and RememberMorcos, Jacques J. MD*,‡ Author Information *Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA; ‡Cranial Neurosurgery Division, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida, USA Correspondence: Jacques J. Morcos, MD, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami, 1095 NW 14th Terrace, Miami, FL33136, USA. Email: [email protected]Twitter: @jacquesmorcosmd A portion of this essay will be published only as a German translation in the upcoming book: “Kopfarbeit: Ein Gehirnchirurg über den schmalen Grat zwischen Leben und Tod (German Edition),” by Peter Vajkoczy, MD, publisher Droemer HC. The author of the book, neurosurgeon Dr Peter Vajkoczy, is aware of this submission and highly encouraging of it. No portion of this essay has been published in the English language. CNS Journal Club Podcast and CME Exams available at cns.org/podcasts. Neurosurgery: September 2022 - Volume 91 - Issue 3 - p e85-e87 doi: 10.1227/neu.0000000000002059 Buy Metrics Abstract Neurosurgical complications are unfortunately unavoidable events in our field. Notwithstanding the potentially devastating effect they can have on patients' lives, young neurosurgeons may equally feel devastated by their occurrence and find themselves poorly equipped emotionally to handle them. There is a significant literature discussing the psychological repercussions of these events. This special article, written in essay format, is simply a brief overview of the seasoned author's personal approach to complication avoidance and management, with an emphasis on the behavioral aspects and humane dimensions of our profession. The younger trainee may find value in the ideas and emotions expressed here, and the seasoned neurosurgeon may well identify with the author's thoughts. © Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2022. All rights reserved.