Potential post-operative complications

All operations carry risks

Like any other operation, spinal hernia operations carry a few risks. However, complications are highly unlikely to occur. After all, spinal hernia surgery is performed at Bergman Clinics many times a year.

Even so, we may encounter some neurological failure after the operation, which is generally caused by the surgeon’s having had to manipulate a nerve that had been compressed for a long time. Common risks also include inflammation of the wound or a wound that does not heal properly. Subsequent bleeding is a much more rare but problematic complication. The well-known cerebrospinal fluid leak is another, none too severe complication. A fluid leak is a tiny tear in the sac that holds the cerebrospinal fluid. When this happens during surgery, the leak will be sealed at once, and it will not have any lasting consequences. In very rare cases a tear may continue to leak after having been sealed. If this happens, the tear will have to be resealed at a later stage.

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