Health Information by category Operations / Surgical Procedures

In this section we have leaflets that aim to explain common investigations (including colonoscopy), surgical procedures and operations. We recognise that having a procedure can be a very worrying time for some people. Our doctor-authored leaflets will help you understand what will happen, and what the potential complications might be. We also have leaflets on different anaesthetics and what choices may be available for different procedures.

Anaesthesia Explained Anaesthetic Choices for Hip or Knee Replacement
Anal Fissure Anticoagulants
Appendicitis Arthroscopy and Arthroscopic Surgery
Blood Transfusion Cervical Screening Test
Colposcopy Coronary Angioplasty
Cystoscopy Epidurals for Pain Relief After Surgery
Genitourinary Prolapse Glue Ear - Grommets and Other Operations
Headache After an Epidural or Spinal Anaesthetic Hernia
Hysterectomy Ingrowing Toenails (Ingrown Toenails)
Laparoscopy and Laparoscopic Surgery Local Anaesthesia for your Eye Operation
Piles (Haemorrhoids) Surgery for Obesity
Surgical Treatment Options for Heavy Vaginal Bleeding Varicose Veins
Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery You and Your Anaesthetic
Your Anaesthetic for Aortic Surgery Your Child's General Anaesthetic
Your Child's General Anaesthetic for Dental Treatment Your Spinal Anaesthetic
Your Tonsillectomy as Day Surgery