Prior to your surgery, your consultant will explain the entire procedure to you. We encourage you to raise any questions or concerns you may have with your consultant at each step of your surgery journey. All of our patient care is centred on informed consent.
What to expect as your surgery journey?
On admission for your surgery your contact information and payment details will be taken by the hospital staff.
This will be followed by a nurse who will confirm your personal details, answer any questions concerning hospital procedures and attach a bracelet to your wrist with your name and hospital number.
If your consultant has requested any further investigations, such as blood tests or X-Rays, prior to your surgery, these will be undertaken by the hospital team. Your consultant surgeon will come visit you and ask you to sign a consent form both prior and post your surgery.
The Consultant Anaesthetist may also make a pre-operative visit to ask relevant questions and explain the method of anaesthesia.
Types of surgery
Your consultant will discuss the type of surgery best suited for you prior to your admission to the hospital.
Our team will arrange an appointment for you to see your surgeon after your operation.
After you have had your surgery, your consultant will advise you on:
- post-operative wound care
- some rehabilitation exercises to start a few days after the operation.
In In addition, our nursing team are available if you have any concerns, or require further guidance on wound care on +44 (0)207 563 1234