Is Surgery Necessary?

Whether surgery is necessary or not depends on the specific medical condition that you are dealing with and the risks associated with having the surgery. Risks will vary, depending on your medical history.

Surgery is typically recommended when non-surgical treatments, such as medication or physical therapy, have not been successful in addressing the issue or when the condition is such that it cannot be treated effectively without surgery.

The surgeon should discuss your options with you, including your options if you decide not to have surgery and should also explain the risks associated with each. The decision to have surgery should be based on transparent discussions with your care team about your priorities in care and whether or not surgery is the best option.

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