Unnecessary surgeries may be increasing

March 17, 2011 – In a report from Medline Plus, a new study finds that unnecessary surgeries may be on the rise as more and more outpatient surgery centers open around the country.    According to the research, which puts its focus on outpatient surgery centers that perform surgeries that don’t require an overnight stay, the number of these has tripled within the past 10 years.  While the availability of these surgery centers has increased, so has the number of discretionary medical procedures, such as endoscopies and colonoscopies. These types of procedures detect problems in the small intestine, stomach and esophagus.  Colonoscopies increased by 1,610 and endoscopies by 775, for every 100,000 residents after an outpatient surgery center opened.  While there are benefits to these types of centers, experts also warn that unnecessary surgeries are a potential risk. This also means that rather than saving money, the additional costs associated with outpatient surgery offsets any savings.  Unnecessary surgery may lead you to file a medical malpractice claim. If you have been the victim of an unnecessary surgery, you should consult with a New York medical malpractice attorney who can evaluate your case.  A New York medical malpractice attorney will determine if you have a valid medical malpractice claim and will guide you in the steps you need to take to protect your legal rights. 

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