Risks and Complications
What is the downside? There has to be one.
- Any intervention carries risk, there is no such thing as a free lunch
- Our procedures are “low risk” not “no risk”
- Interventions should only be considered when conservative care with exercise, physical therapy and pain-killers has failed and where pain remains significant.
- Not every patient is suitable, probably about 90% of those suitable for surgery are suitable for endoscopy
- Not every case is a success. The advantage of endoscopic access is also it’s weakness: minimal access. Sometimes it isn’t possible to achieve the treatment plan.
- We will have a full discussion about risks as well as benefits as they apply to your case before you proceed
To date no major complications
No conversion to open surgery
Recurrence rate similar to open surgery around 10%