Just as there may be benefits to the procedure(s) proposed, medical and surgical procedures also involve risks. These risks include allergic reaction, bleeding, blood clots, and infections.
There are also particular risks associated with the procedure(s) proposed and that these risks include, but are not limited to:
Infection: Symptoms may include fevers, undue pain, redness, drainage or swelling at the site.
Swelling or bruising under the skin biopsy site
Before you agree to any operative procedure it is important to remember that each patient is different and that the outcome of any surgical procedure can never be guaranteed. You should understand that there may be complications that have not been mentioned and that it is not possible to anticipate all complications or to answer each and every question. Again, you should be aware that in the practice of medicine unforeseen and unexpected risks or complications not previously discussed might occur. You should also understand that during the course of the proposed procedure(s), unforeseen conditions may be revealed requiring the performance of additional procedures, and such procedures may need to be performed.
Keep in mind that there is no substitute for an open and honest discussion with your own surgeon/physician regarding this procedure.
You should also be given any available treatment alternatives to this procedure by your doctor, some of which may include medication. Be sure to discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.
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