Surgical Risks

Each procedure has its unique set of risks associate with surgery. Most surgeries include the following surgical risks:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Damage to the internal organs: bladder, bowel, blood vessels, pelvic organs.
  • Anesthesia
  • Allergy to medication
  • Possibility of uncontrollable bleeding requiring blood transfusion.
  • Risks of blood transfusion are allergic reaction and exposure to various viruses / bacteria that can be dangerous to your health.
  • If any of the about occurs, your surgeon may make a bigger incision (cut) to repair the injured organs.
  • Failure of the procedure requiring further treatment / surgery.
  • Your symptoms / condition may not change or become worse after surgery.

Your surgical Provider will discuss with you in more detail regarding the specific risks / benefits / alternative to your planned procedure.

William Beaumont
Army Medical Center

5005 N. Piedras St.
El Paso, Texas 79920
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915-742-2121

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