Charlotte, I know you are suffering, but DO NOT do surgery until you have exhausted all other options. I have had bursitis for 4 years, so I know how painful it is. Try to figure where it is coming from, maybe your back or your hips or the way you walk. Try orthotics and try a chiropractor. I don't think surgery will help and it can cause scare tissue damage creating more pain like nerve pain. Most surgeons won't tell you this. Also, there is prolotherapy. Although I still suffer, I think I would suffer more if I had surgery. Hang in there and GOOD LUCK!