Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo: A Surgeon Cuts through the Evidence (Paperback)

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Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo: A Surgeon Cuts through the Evidence (Paperback)

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For many complaints and conditions, the benefits from surgery are lower, and the risks higher, than you or your surgeon think. In this book you will see how commonly performed operations can be found to be useless or even harmful when properly evaluated. That these claims come from an experienced, practicing orthopedic surgeon who performs many of these operations himself, makes the unsettling argument particularly compelling. Of course no surgeon is recommending invasive surgery in bad faith, but Ian Harris argues that the evidence for the success for many common operations, including knee arthroscopies, back fusion or cardiac stenting, become current accepted practice without full examination of the evidence.
Professor Ian Harris is an orthopaedic surgeon who works at Liverpool, St George, St George Private and Sutherland Hospitals in Sydney. His academic affiliation is with UNSW, South Western Sydney Clinical School at Liverpool Hospital, in Sydney.
Product Details ISBN: 9781742234571
ISBN-10: 1742234577
Publisher: NewSouth
Publication Date: May 1st, 2016
Pages: 240
Language: English