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.

Abdominal ReductionAnaesthesia - Death or Brain Damage
Anaesthesia - Feeling SickAnaesthesia Explained
Anaesthetic Choices for Hip or Knee ReplacementAnal Fissure
AnticoagulantsAppendicitis
Arthroscopy and Arthroscopic SurgeryBlood Transfusion
Botulinum Toxin InjectionsBreast Augmentation (Enlargement)
Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)Breast Uplift (Mastopexy)
Cervical Screening (Cervical Smear Test)Colposcopy and Cervical Treatments
Coronary AngioplastyCosmetic Facial Injections
CystoscopyEpidural Pain Relief After Surgery
Eyelid SurgeryFacelifts
Fat Transfer to Breast (Lipofilling)General Anaesthesia: a Brief Guide for Young People
Genitourinary ProlapseHeadache After an Epidural or Spinal Anaesthetic
HerniaHysterectomy
Ingrowing (Ingrown) ToenailsLaparoscopy and Laparoscopic Surgery
Laser Hair RemovalLasers in Plastic Surgery
Lip EnhancementLocal Anaesthesia for your Eye Operation
Male Breast Reduction for GynaecomastiaNerve Damage Associated with a Spinal or Epidural Injection
Operations for Glue EarPiles (Haemorrhoids)
Post-operative Chest InfectionReshaping Chins and Cheeks
Rhinoplasty (Augmentation)Rhinoplasty (Reduction)
Setting Back Prominent EarsSurgical Treatment Options for Heavy Vaginal Bleeding
TonsillectomyVaricose Veins
Video-assisted Thoracoscopic SurgeryWeight Loss Surgery
You and Your AnaestheticYour Child's General Anaesthetic
Your Spinal Anaesthetic