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Not very clear to me – unhappy with the technique, repair not as good, but excellent outcomes?
A 5% risk just for pain caused by nerve damage in open surgery is pretty shocking. You still need to add to that pain for other reasons related to the surgery. None of the surgeons with whom I consulted shared such high numbers. Most dismissed chronic pain as extremely rare (even with open surgery), which I knew wasn’t consistent with studies. The baffling thing to me is that some of the surgeons I talked to have a very large number of on-line reviews without anyone complaining of pain, so I can’t say I understand the picture well. Maybe some surgeons are truly wizards at not causing pain.
By the way, we’ve had patients on this forum who had bad outcomes with guest surgeons: Brown, Koch, Muschaweck just off the top of my head. I know of additional bad outcomes with guest surgeons.