A new study shows that patients are not always offered minimally invasive surgery and more often than not undergo more expensive, higher risk surgeries. In looking at a sample of 80,000 surgeries, the offer of minimally invasive surgery varied greatly depending on the procedure, hospital or surgeon.
When faced with a surgery, it is important to ask your doctor about alternative treatments and treatment methods. You have the right to make an active decision about your treatment, so educate yourself before your treatment!
For more information on the study, read the full article here >> http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/03/25/395293944/patients-often-arent-offered-minimally-invasive-surgery
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