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Doctors Perform Thousands of Unnecessary Surgeries: Are You Getting One of Them?

Medical Surgery

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  • According to a USA Today review of government records and medical databases, tens of thousands of patients undergo unnecessary surgery each and every year
  • Among the most commonly performed unnecessary surgeries are cardiac angioplasties, pacemakers, back surgery, knee and hip surgeries, hysterectomy and Cesarean sections
  • Diagnostic errors are also problematic and may account for the permanent injury or death of up to 160,000 US patients each year
  • If you're having an elective medical procedure done always get a second opinion—and possibly a third and fourth

By Dr. Mercola

If your physician tells you that you need surgery, unless it is an emergency, I would strongly recommend to get a second opinion first.

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