Gallbladder Surgery - The dark side Medical Fraud?

Cholecystectomy for uncomplicated gallbladder stones does not follow evidence-based recommendations

ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: The introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy was followed by a steep increase in the cholecystectomy rate, which has remained on an unchanged, high level. The main indication for cholecystectomy in Denmark in cases with uncomplicated gallbladder stones is socially debilitating pain. The objective of the present study was to investigate whether the indication “socially […]

Advent of laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Cholecystectomy’s increased from 1988 to 1993 recorded 18, 28- 159%

Evidence: Increase in Increased Cholecystectomy from 1989 to 1992 (4 years) 60% Increased Cholecystectomy Rate After Introduction of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy David A. Foster, PhD; J. D. Kleinke; Janet Young-Hasler, MD JAMA. 1994;271(7):500. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03510310030016   FullText Abstract To the Editor.  —In their article, Legorreta et al1 suggest that the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy may have caused an increase in the overall […]

Quackwatch – Needless Surgery ” Avoid gallbladder surgery unless…. ”

    Your Guide to Quackery, Health Fraud, and Intelligent Decisions Operated by Stephen Barrett, M.D. Quackwatch is now an international network of people who are concerned about health-related frauds, myths, fads, fallacies, and misconduct. Its primary focus is on quackery-related information that is difficult or impossible to get elsewhere. To help visitors with special areas of […]

Medical Study – Ripping out gallbladders for no good reason except for revenue

Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Jan;37(1):98-106. doi: 10.1111/apt.12105. Epub 2012 Oct 28. The rising tide of cholecystectomy for biliary dyskinesia. Abstract BACKGROUND: Expert consensus defines biliary dyskinesia as a rare disorder of the gall-bladder characterised by pain and impaired gall-bladder function. AIM: To determine trends in cholecystectomy rates for biliary dyskinesia in the United States. METHODS: As […]

Medical Study : Surgical fraud – unnecessary cholecystectomy’s for money and training

Cannizzaro Hospital (Italy) Ethics Committee commissioned this study to investigate why laparoscopic cholecystectomies had dramatically increased and whether unnecessary overtreatment was taking place. The study found: 9.38% underwent surgery due only to the presence of gallstones being diagnosed and no other symptoms present. over 20% presented vague symptoms again after the cholecystectomy, demonstrating that the symptoms that led […]

Medical Malpractice – Bile Duct injury – Hepaticojejunostomy

my surgeon cut my small intestine and didn’t know and I was sent home. the next day my stomach was distended as big as it could get and I called my surgeon crying and explained to him how much pain I was in and he told me to tough it out and nothing is wrong […]

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy built on Nurburgring trials – code of ethics breaches

When L.C. was introduced there was a scramble on for a wholecountry(s) of surgeons wanting to get trained at once so as to not be left behind their competitors–and too few valid gallbladder cases to go around for all to train on and get certified in it. All of a sudden everyone “needed” their gallbladder […]

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy equipment companies referrals for experimentation / practice

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy the equipment manufacturing companies saw a potential gold mine; what isn’t said is they sold their stock to doctors who would then have a vested interest in using lives up to get this new technology established and hiding the thousands of deadly injuries created in the initial training frenzy. To sweeten the pot, […]

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy – Surgeons new bread-and-butter cash cow

When laparoscopic cholecystectomy was introduced in this country around 1990 the whole country’s surgical community wanted to be trained at once. Surgeons consider gallbladder surgery a “bread-and-butter” operation and in the late 1980s two new non-surgical treatments (lithotripsy and ursodiol dissolution) were taking business away from them–big time. They saw this new procedure as a […]

Dr’s opinion – Gallstone Treatment carried out in a manner that is fraudulent and dishonest ?

Gallstone Treatment January 02, 2008 | 78,695 views Kurt Pourbaix writes:  I have looked through your website and have found a couple of interesting articles on gallstones. I see that sugar, fats, and grains aggravate gallstones.  If a person has gallstones, the symptoms can be reduced by exercise, and by taking taurine and whole beet concentrate. My wife […]