But, study co-author Dr. Jeffrey A. Dusek, director of analysis at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, tells CBS News it’s all about faith. The patient’s perceptions and beliefs are critically vital that you how they recover, he says. If Aretha Franklin thinks the prayers helped her, then they did likely. Amen. WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER? Does praying help heal the sick or is it just a fantasy? 11 Deadly Hospital Errors: Avoid being a Victim! Medical Mistakes Kill Thousands a Year. Will You Be Next?. Aretha Franklin Medical procedures: Credit God for Success? Aretha Franklin remains mum in the ailment that led her to undergo surgery Thursday, but she’s not shy on the subject of saying who deserves credit for making the operation highly effective.On the other hand, survival among people who underwent elective colectomy was nearly the same as that in the general population. Our study results suggest that the threshold for elective colectomy for IBD in England is usually too high, say the authors. It also illustrates that, whenever possible and indicated, it really is preferable for colectomy to become undertaken electively, instead of risk the need for emergency surgery when it has a much poorer prognosis. They think that further research is now required to create the threshold criteria and optimal timing for colectomy in people who have poorly controlled IBD.