Operations that are just a stitch-up: How patients can be healed by telling them they"ve had surgery – even when it"s all a sham

Ops that are just a stitch-up: How patients can be healed by telling them they've had surgery – even when it's all a sham | UPDATED: 23:58 GMT, 9 July 2012 The situation sounds like a sick practical joke: you are admitted to hospital for an important operation, and the staff give you an anaesthetic and wheel you into surgery.