Mr Miles will discuss all of the details with you about the choice of operation he will offer you.
Initially you will discuss the choices of operating or not operating. Conservative options may include painkillers, injections and physiotherapy. In some cases, operation will be the best option. There may be several different operative options and you will have the opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of each of them. Mr. Miles will discuss the reasons for choosing to perform an operation and the benefits and risks of your operation to you. This is an individual discussion as all patients are different. However, the operations have many common features.
This section of the website describes the operations and postoperative recovery as it applies to most patients. Many of the cases Mr. Miles operates upon are complex and some or all of the stages of surgery and recovery may very in these situations. There are however, some common details which may be worth reading about to ensure that you understand what will be involved overall.
Please click in the tabs to the left of this section to read about your operation.