understanding the benefits, risks and rehabilitation associated with surgery

Whilst the vast majority of surgical procedures take place without any complications, a small minority of patients experience complications either on the day of the operation or in the post-operative period.

All patients are at risk of developing complications.  However, pre-existing health problems, being overweight and increasing age are factors which are generally associated with increased risk.

Before deciding to go ahead with a surgical procedure it is important that you consider and fully understand both the proposed benefits and the potential risks or complications associated with that procedure.

To aid your understanding and assist you in your decision making and please click on the links below to access tailored presentations which address some of the key information you should consider before proceeding with surgery.