Surgery / Operations

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UK sources of information

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Patient information

Information from the Royal College of Surgeons with answers to questions on surgeons, operations and types of surgery including cosmetic surger, plus guides to further sources of information.

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Vascular Disease Information

Factsheets on various surgical procedures from the Circulation Foundation.

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Vascular and General Surgery Patient Information

Website with patient information written by a consultant surgeon in the UK. Includes information about various operations.

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Surgical Site Infection

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Operation: Advice for children having an operation

Information from Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Operation: Advice for parents whose child is having an operation

Information from Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Operation: Advice for young persons having an operation

Information from Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Medicine Guide for Surgical procedures

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

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PPP Healthcare

Information about private healthcare but their website has information about a range of conditions and surgical procedures.

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BUPA

Information about private healthcare but their website has information about a range of conditions and surgical procedures.

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Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

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