A leading Sydney surgeon has admitted to performing surgeries that don’t work to appease patients. Professor Ian Harris notes that sometimes the only benefit from surgeries is the ‘placebo effect’.
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“I have operated on people that didn’t have anything wrong with them in the first place,” writes Professor Harris, a Sydney Australia Orthopedic Surgeon, in his new book ‘Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo.’
“This happens because if a patient complains enough to a surgeon, one of the easiest ways of satisfying them is to operate.”
When it comes to surgery for Tennis Elbow, he writes, “Tennis Elbow is a condition that improves over time and surgery is not believed to be effective.”