Am currently being evaluated for this type of surgery - reading some of the answers on here, it seems that some people have tried it, maybe privately or NHS, a few places offer it but generally it is not widely available - even though these treatments appear to be widely accepted as valuable in countries like Japan and France.
Just wondered when NICE may issue some guidance on this?
Totally appreciate that this is an expensive procedure but when you look at the longer term consequences, there may be strong arguments for it i.e. better mobility (always frustrating, especially in the summer) and reducing likelihood of obesity as a result of being able to exercise, reducing episodes of cellulitis, reducing potentially disabling effects which might allow some of us to be able to work more (and pay more taxes!) etc etc.
I just feel quite strongly that, having had this since my early 30's (and now am early 40's and retired due to long term health problems), it would be good to have some guidance out there if there is hope that our problems can even be partially helped.
Anyway - off to the hospital tomorrow to find out if this may be an option for me. Despite having had lots of pelvic surgery already, I am thinking of giving this a go. Hobbling round in the heat with a painful leg is not great!
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