Ask a Lot of Questions Before Undergoing Any of These 5 Common Surgeries

They may perform no better than placebo, and every surgery carries risk.

A photo of a man’s upturned hand. He’s wearing a blue vinyl glove and has a surgical instrument in his hand.

The prevalence of medically unnecessary surgeries in the United States is a concern, and patients, healthcare providers, and patient advocacy groups are raising alarms.



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