Early in the introduction of laparoscopic gallbladder surgery the laparoscopic equipment company printed a booklet for surgeons to give to their prospective patients that made no mention of risks–that is the booklet I was given. Later, they were made to change that booklet and include risks. A doctor gave me a copy of the new booklet and I still have both copies in my possession.
Here is the page from the first booklet–no specific risks mentioned but actually LIES that the unmentioned risks are “similar to open cholecystectomy” when they knew the risks were MUCH higher:
S0 much higher, infact 15% of operations recorded serious injury. Death rates at 5%. Acceptable sacrifice according to surgeons, needed for learning – Warm body training for new bread and butter income stream,