Hello and welcome to HCM,
Your orthopedician is right in advising you to wait for till the pain becomes unbearable.
If you are able to manage without much discomfort, then manage it as much you can.
Surgery is the last resort when you cannot bear the discomfort and pain.
The other factors which should be looked after before a surgery are a normal hemoglobin
level (above 12 gm&), normal coagulation profile, and well controlled blood sugar levels.
Thanks and take care
dr Shailja P Wahal