Getting ready for your operation

You will usually be seen in the pre-operative clinic before you are admitted to hospital. Here you will have blood tests, a chest x-ray, and sometimes a heart trace, if required, as part of your anaesthetic assessment.

The nurse will ask routine questions about your health, the medicine you take at the moment and any allergies you may have. You will be given instructions on eating and drinking.

Prior to your surgery, you will be asked to sign a consent form to confirm that you understand the procedure, and what the operation involves. You will be able to further discuss the operation with Mr Brownson at this time.