I'm sorry to hear about your bursitis. I too have trochanteric bursitis in my left hip. I've been disabled from this condition for over one year. My doctors (I've seen many) tell me that bursectomy is rarely successful -- that there is a high likelyhood of ending up in even more pain. Because of this situation you will find that most orthopedic docs will not recommend this surgery. The "cure" is cortisone. If that doesn't work all you can do is rest and hope. Some have had good results taking L-glutamine in large doses -- check the posted messages. Good Luck.