Unnecessary surgery exposed! Why 60% of all

surgeries are medically unjustified and how

surgeons exploit patients to generate profits

Friday, October 07, 2005 by: Alexis Black, citizen journalist

Women are at an especially high risk of unnecessary


Women may be at an especially high risk for unwarranted operations, since hysterectomies and Cesarean sections also top the list of “overprescribed and unnecessary” surgeries. Of the approximately 750,000 hysterectomies performed each year, 90 percent are unnecessary, writes Goldberg in Alternative Medicine, making the removal of a woman’s uterus one of the most commonly performed unnecessary surgeries. And the risk that comes with an unwarranted hysterectomy is high. “Each year 750,000 hysterectomies are performed and 2,500 women die during the operation. These are not sick women, but healthy women who go into the hospital and do not come out,” says Dr. Herbert Goldfarb, a gynecologist and assistant clinical professor at New York University’s School of Medicine, in Null’s Woman’s Encyclopedia Of Natural Healing


Women are also frequently subjected to Caesarean sections they don’t really need. With an estimated 920,000 Cesarean births performed each year, the Cesarean has become the “most common major surgery in America” and it is four times more likely a woman will give birth via cesarean section today than it was in 1970, according to The Medical Racket by Martin L. Gross. Women are also at special risk for receiving unwarranted surgeries because of the results of a mammogram, since the high rate of false positives in mammography often leads to invasive procedures. Women who do not even have cancer to begin with are treated for breast cancer, Goldberg writes. That’s right: These women’s bodies are carved up and altered and they aren’t even sick. So why does this happen?

Needless surgeries mean higher profits for doctors and hospitals

It may seem unfathomable to think a doctor could be so careless as to perform an operation that doesn’t need to be done, but it has been happening for years, from the more minor routinely- performed tonsillectomies of the past to the invasive heart procedures, hysterectomies, back surgeries and more of today. “(T)he reality is that unnecessary surgery, whether performed by doctors who operate out of ignorance, self-delusion, or simple greed has long plagued medicine and today still reaches epidemic proportions.” writes Gross. It may be hard to stomach the idea that doctors are capable of operating out of greed for more money, but some feel that is exactly what is happening. “American physicians are generally way too eager to use the surgeon’s knife to carve up and chop out whatever they think is ailing you, at great expense to you and great profit to them and the hospitals they work for,” write Earl Mindell and Virginia Hopkins in Prescription Alternatives.

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It is quite bizarre, I had my own experience a couple of months ago. My gynecologist sent to another gynecologist for a consult for something he doesn’t do and she wanted to give me a complete hysterectomy within the first 10 minutes. I told her I liked my parts and I wanted to keep them, I just wanted to know if there was any concern from my pain.

After the second visit she realized that I just wanted to know what was going on and if I had cancer or not.  The tests came back negative but she still recommend removal of my right ovary and take some other things out (don’t get it, it was removed when I was 18). I opted out, went back to Dr Pettle and he said that the herbals I am taking will take care of the cyst and the pain I have. I trust him because he got rid of them before without surgery or dangerous drugs like the Lupron. The pain is getting better and eventually I think it will disappear with time.

My opinion is that I don’t think I needed my ovary  removed when I was 18 and I don’t think they needed to give me the toxic drug Lupron to get rid of a cyst either. We can heal from the inside with the right direction.

Personally, I believe that my cysts come from dairy products but that is just my opinion of what it does in my body. I know dairy gives me a lot of mucous throughout my body, arthritis and I have trouble breathing. I am lactose intolerant as well.

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