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 - Death or Brain Damage - Brain damageAnaesthesia - Death or Brain Damage - Death
Anaesthesia - Death or Brain Damage - PreventionAnaesthesia - Death or Brain Damage - Risk
Anaesthesia - Feeling SickAnaesthesia Explained
Anaesthetic Choices for Hip or Knee ReplacementAnal Fissure
Anal Fissure - CausesAnal Fissure - Treatment
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
Complications after Spinal or Epidural Anaesthetic - HeadacheComplications after Spinal or Epidural Anaesthetic - Headache - Causes
Complications after Spinal or Epidural Anaesthetic - Headache - TreatmentComplications after Spinal or Epidural Anaesthetic - Nerve Damage
Complications after Spinal or Epidural Anaesthetic - Nerve Damage - CausesComplications after Spinal or Epidural Anaesthetic - Nerve Damage - Prevention
Complications after Spinal or Epidural Anaesthetic - Nerve Damage - TreatmentCoronary Angioplasty
Cosmetic Facial InjectionsCystoscopy
Epidural Pain Relief After SurgeryEyelid Surgery
FaceliftsFat Transfer to Breast (Lipofilling)
General Anaesthesia: a Brief Guide for Young PeopleGenitourinary Prolapse
HerniaHysterectomy
Ingrowing (Ingrown) ToenailsLaparoscopy and Laparoscopic Surgery
Laser Hair RemovalLasers in Plastic Surgery
Lip EnhancementLocal Anaesthesia for your Eye Operation
Male Breast Reduction for GynaecomastiaOperations for Glue Ear
Piles (Haemorrhoids)Post-operative Chest Infection
Reshaping Chins and CheeksRhinoplasty (Augmentation)
Rhinoplasty (Reduction)Setting Back Prominent Ears
Surgical Treatment Options for Heavy Vaginal BleedingTonsillectomy
Varicose VeinsVideo-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
Weight Loss SurgeryYou and Your Anaesthetic
Your Child's General AnaestheticYour Spinal Anaesthetic