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