Medical overcharging and overtreating

It's not a black and white problem, say doctors

Such cases hard to prove as doctors might have been trying to be careful

A patient had hernia in the abdomen, when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue.

The doctor decided that to prevent it from happening again, it was best to give her a tummy tuck, removing excess fat in her abdomen.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 25, 2018, with the headline 'It's not a black and white problem, say docs'. Print Edition | Subscribe