Utilization of ChatGPT for Plastic Surgery Research: Friend or Foe?
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg
On November 20, 2022, ChatGPT was made available to the general public free of charge. As a large language model (LLM), the software was able to process inquiries by users and generate text based on compiled datasets in a humanist manner. Due to the importance of research in the Plastic Surgery community, we set out to determine if ChatGPT could be utilized to produce novel systematic review ideas relevant to Plastic Surgery. Out of 80 systematic review ideas generated by ChatGPT, we found that the software was highly accurate in creating novel systematic review ideas. Beyond aiding in Plastic Surgery research, ChatGPT has the potential to be used for virtual consultations, pre-operative planning, patient education, and post-operative care for patients. ChatGPT may be a simple solution for the complex problems encountered in Plastic Surgery.
Gupta R, Herzog I, Weisberger J, Chao J, Chaiyasate K, Lee ES. Utilization of ChatGPT for plastic surgery research: Friend or foe? J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2023 May;80:145-147. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2023.03.004. PMID: 37023599.