Doctors are really brave and confident. Surgeon are even more. The only kind of doctor i ever met that is not very confident and arrogant is the oncologist. I guess the reason is clear. Unfortunately he looses to many patients to brag about it. I don’t have any kind of problems with doctors but i would tell anyone to be careful with the decisions a surgeon usually take upon a problem brough by a patient. Cut it out. That’s what he will tell you no doubt about it. Surgeons are like proud butchers. They are very skilled and they enjoy their work and the reward they receive in the shape of self esteem. After all as they deal with human beings every time they succed they save someone’s life and saving a life is quite an extraordinary thing. But make no mistake my friend. They don’t do it to save lives. They do it because they are skilled and they love challenges. The patient is the vessel of the challenge in hand. For this reason is a very dumb question to ask what a doctor would choose between operating or not. It’s like asking a congressman if he thinks it’s right for him to sign the approval for his own increase of salary. So that’s what this post is about. A patient always have to look the other way and think about alternatives because surgeon will always prescribe surgery. Many proofs of problems born on a surgery are rising everyday. When the surgeons gives statistics the only count the direct problems. You can have a five percent change to die from that operation but you still have ninety five percent of change to live. But that doesn’t count the cancer one can develop after certain surgeries or the heart condition that can kill you but only ten years after the surgery. By then it will be considered “natural causes”. The body was made to work the way it is. Millions of years in evolution didn’t leave extra parts inside us so doubt when they say they can take your thyroids away and you will not notice it. Doubt when they say you can live with one kidney the same way you live with two. Surgeons are really important but they are no gods. The only one that can make a choice about your life is yourself.