• Question: wwhy do we have operations?

    Asked by sanaheart to Anil, Blanka, Emma, Mike on 4 Jul 2012.
    • Photo: Emma Trantham

      Emma Trantham answered on 4 Jul 2012:

      We have operations when there is something wrong with our bodies and the only way to fix it is for a surgeon to go in and open up part of our body.

      Sometimes bits of our body are removed (like you might have your appendix taken out), sometimes bits of our body are repaired. Every operation is done for a different reason.

    • Photo: Michael Cook

      Michael Cook answered on 4 Jul 2012:

      Sometimes we have operations so doctors can get a better look at what’s going on inside us! I think this is what they call “exploratory surgery”.