Decision to operate
► It must be stressed
that the decision to offer surgery as a treatment for any condition
is a carefully considered opinion.
► Before making the
decision to operate the results of the examination and investigations
will be fully discussed.
► The risks, benefits
and potential side-effects of an operation will be explained
in detail to the patient.
► It is important that a patient fully
understands the implication of an operation for them as an individual.
► Operations fall broadly into two
categories either major or minor as highlighted below