Posted 1/4/2008 11:45 PM (GMT -6)
If the pain is really bothering the person and is interfering with daily activities and no other studies have shown any abnormalities, these kinds of surgeries may be performed...but I question the efficacy of them sometimes. Just because the actual surgery itself can lead to further problems and I would never have a patient undergo surgery, with general anesthesia and its associated risks, without a great reason. Sometimes the benefits outweigh the risks, however. My own GI actually mentioned it as a possibility and I said no sir. It's up to the patient and their history and the physicians. But not unheard of, for sure.