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Are there any risks involved in fistula surgery?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Sure, it's surgery
Any surgical procedure has inherent risks, including possible infection, bleeding, sedation/medication issues, possible damage to nearby tissues including nerves, etc.
Discuss the details with your surgeon.

In brief: Sure, it's surgery
Any surgical procedure has inherent risks, including possible infection, bleeding, sedation/medication issues, possible damage to nearby tissues including nerves, etc.
Discuss the details with your surgeon.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sure, it's surgery
Any surgical procedure has inherent risks, including possible infection, bleeding, sedation/medication issues, possible damage to nearby tissues including nerves, etc.
Discuss the details with your surgeon.

In brief: Sure, it's surgery
Any surgical procedure has inherent risks, including possible infection, bleeding, sedation/medication issues, possible damage to nearby tissues including nerves, etc.
Discuss the details with your surgeon.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Joshua Katz
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Specific risks of fistula surgery include pain, bleeding, infection, urinary retention, incontinence, and recurrence.
These risk must be weighed against the risks of of not treating which included but are not limited to, ongoing infection, pain, bleeding, fluid and electrolyte problems, and possibly cancer.

In brief: Yes
Specific risks of fistula surgery include pain, bleeding, infection, urinary retention, incontinence, and recurrence.
These risk must be weighed against the risks of of not treating which included but are not limited to, ongoing infection, pain, bleeding, fluid and electrolyte problems, and possibly cancer.
Dr. Joshua Katz
Dr. Joshua Katz
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