It is generally accepted that at least a quarter of all surgical operations performed are unnecessary. The real figure is much higher – probably half.

For some types of surgery for example: heart surgery, tonsillectomies, circumcisions, caesarian sections for pregnant women and hysterectomies – the percentage of unnecessary operations is almost certainly much, much higher than that.

At least 90% of all heart surgery is unnecessary.

With many operations (such as hernia repair) the downside is often considerably greater than the upside.

Operations are done…


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Source: Dr Vernon Coleman - MB ChB DSc Read the original article here: