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Please note that this form is not designed to frighten you or put you off surgery . It is very important that you are fully informed about the risks of any surgical procedure. Mr Akmal and the spinal unit have a very low complication rate and it is probably one of the reasons that you have been referred to our Spine Unit. All surgical procedures carry risks in the same way that driving a car for example carries risks regardless of how skilled the operator is.
Although Mr Akmal and his colleagues have a lot of experience in spinal surgery, it is very important that surgeons give their patients a fully informed consent.
It is also a requirement of Insurance companies and Indemnifiers that surgeons inform patients of as many risks as possible before undertaking any surgery in order to provide insurance cover for them.
Please do not hesitate to speak to your GP or any of the spinal team doctors or nurses if you are unsure about any aspects of your treatment or wish to discuss other treatment options.