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What are the risks and complications?
This surgery, as any surgery, may involve risks of unsuccessful results, complications, or injury from both known and unforeseen causes. Because individuals differ in their response to surgery, their anesthetic reactions, and their healing outcomes, ultimately there can be no guarantee made as to the results or potential complications.
The following complications have been reported in the medical literature. This list is not meant to be inclusive of every possible complication. Although many of these complications are rare, all have occurred at one time or another in the hands of experienced surgeons practicing the standard of community care.
Medically reviewed by Peter O'Connor, MD: American Board of Otolaryngology with subspecialty in Sleep Medicine
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/14/2015
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