Risks and Complications

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
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To date no major complications
No conversion to open surgery
Recurrence rate similar to open surgery around 10%