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Risks & Complications

All surgical procedures have risks, but the risk for serious complications depends on your medical condition and age, as well as on your surgeon’s and anesthesiologist’s experience. Ask your doctor or surgeon about what to expect after surgery as well as the risks that may occur with surgery including those listed below:

Risks of Any Surgery

Risks of Conventional Surgery

Additionally, conventional surgery has a greater potential for:  

Choosing MIP vs. Conventional Surgery

For some patients, MIP is not an appropriate choice.  Your surgeon will help you determine the best choice for you and will consider factors such as:

The decision to perform MIP or conventional surgery should be made during a discussion with  your surgeon. Sometimes a procedure can start out as MIP, but may have to be converted to conventional surgery based on the factors listed above.

Learn more about some of the procedures that can be performed using MIP: