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If they are severe, any of the problems mentioned under "Common Setbacks" may significantly delay healing or necessitate further surgical procedures.
Medical complications such as pulmonary embolism, severe allergic reactions to medications, cardiac arrhythmias, and heart attack are rare but serious and life-threatening problems. Having trained professionals present at your surgery reduces these risks as much as possible.
Failure to disclose all pertinent medical information before surgery may cause serious problems for you and for the medical team during surgery.