What should a patient think when their doctor says: “We do not want to do surgery”?
A lot of patients ask their doctors: “Am I a candidate for surgery”?. The answer to this question is complex and may differ depending on the center of care or the healthcare team that is involved. It is important for patients to get a second opinion or even more opinions to reassure them about the first opinion they received on surgery. There are always a lot more options out there and many patients can benefit from a more extensive search for answers.
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