Private Orthopaedic Surgery
Surgery of any kind is always the last option.
Even though surgeons are highly trained and skilled, even the smallest surgery can result in complications and leave patients worse off than they were before surgery (i.e. infections, permanent stiffness, chronic pain, etc).
Just because you have surgery performed out-of-province, does not eliminate the risk of complications. Complications can occur in any hospital.
Because of the potential risks to your health, surgeons always want to know that (1) you’ve exhausted all other treatment options, (2) you’re medically healthy enough to undergo surgery and (3) are willing to accept the risks that you may be worse after surgery.
Just because you’re accepted to see a surgeon out-of-province, does not mean that you will offered surgery at your appointment. Only after a surgeon has physically examined you in their office can they determine if you would benefit from surgery and when.
This web page is designed to help Canadians to make the most informed decision on whether to proceed with orthopaedic surgery.
The videos that appear on this page are for educational purposes only and copied from YouTube.
The appearance of a video on this web page does not represent an endorsement of the content or the presenter.
I have no business relationship with any private surgical facility or orthopaedic surgeon to disclose.
Terry Kane, Registered Physiotherapist (Calgary, AB)
Owner / Founder, OrthopaedicsCanada.com