With the possible future of super resistant bacteria ahead, should people be getting surgery now in preparation?


So everyone’s heard of the bleak future of super bacteria and as a result, an increased risk of surgeries without effective anti-biotics/anti-infection medicine.

Does it make sense to have surgeries such as the removal of an appendix now while it is still relatively safe? Or is it not so simple as that?

In: Biology

It is dramatically more dangerous to undergo surgeries that are not medically necessary than it is to undergo surgeries in a hypothetical future wherein our ability to combat bacteria is more limited.