Sunday, May 25, 2008

Do You Need This Surgery?

More than 70 million Americans face surgical procedures every year. Are they all necessary? Probably not. Sometimes surgery is the only available treatment. In other cases, however, less-invasive options should be tried first. Clearly, there should be no delay when surgery is the only recognized treatment or you’re in a life-threatening situation. But doctors agree that patients considering elective procedures should proceed cautiously. Here is some vital information to consider about three of the most popular forms of elective surgery.

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