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50 Secrets Surgeons Won’t Tell You

Reader's Digest Logo By Michelle Crouch of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 51: 'But unless you ask, your surgeon is not going to tell you that he was up all night on call before your procedure and that he may not be in tip-top form.' —Paul Ruggieri, MD

Surgeons have our lives in their hands, but most of us know more about the people who cut our hair than the doctors who cut our bodies. Click through the gallery above for insider tips to become a smarter, healthier patient. 

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