Surgery Risks

Migraine Treatment Centers of America performs Botox injections and the Omega procedure to treat chronic migraine pain. Both procedures are outpatient procedures, typically performed in a physician’s office or in an outpatient surgical center.

Potential risks associated with any surgery include:

  • Anesthesia complications
  • Blood clots
  • Allergic reactions to medications
  • Adverse effects due to undiagnosed medical problems, such as silent heart disease
  • Blood loss requiring transfusion with its low risk of disease transmission
  • Heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, pneumonia, bladder infections
  • Complications from nerve blocks (if used) such as infection or nerve damage
  • Serious medical problems can lead to ongoing health concerns, prolonged hospitalization, or rarely death

Almost any medical condition can occur so this list is not complete.

Risks associated with the Omega procedure include minor medical complications, such as infection, bleeding or fluid collection under the skin, and hardware-related complications, including movement of the electrical lead, breakage, or pulse generator failure. Read published research associated with the Omega procedure, for additional details.

The most common adverse reactions reported following Botox injections for chronic migraine treatment are neck pain and common headaches.  Read the Botox prescribing information for more details.

It is important for you to thoroughly discuss the risks, benefits and alternatives of any treatment with your physician.