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Where did this list originate and what are the reasons to avoid these procedures?  

 

What is the risk/benefit ratio for having vs. not having them done?

 

If I had symptomatic fibroids and did not desire another pregnancy, I'd have the hysterectomy...no question.  

 

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4 Surgeries To Avoid

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An article on AARP.org talks about 4 Surgeries to Avoid and reasons to think twice before going under the knife – even if your doctor recommends it. Read more >>

 

Have you had any of these four surgeries?

 

1. Stents for Stable Angina
2. Complex Spinal Fusion for Stenosis
3. Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids
4. Knee Arthroscopy for Osteoarthritis

 

Would you avoid them?

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