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
Appendicitis - DiagnosisAppendicitis - Symptoms
Appendicitis - TreatmentArthroscopy and Arthroscopic Surgery
Blood TransfusionBotulinum Toxin Injections
Breast Augmentation (Enlargement)Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)
Breast Uplift (Mastopexy)Cervical Screening (Cervical Smear Test)
Colposcopy and Cervical TreatmentsCommon Postoperative Complications
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
HerniaHip Replacement
Hip Replacement - CausesHip Replacement - Investigations & Preparation
Hip Replacement - Outcome & ComplicationsHip Replacement - Symptoms
Hip Replacement - TreatmentHysterectomy
Ingrowing (Ingrown) ToenailsLaparoscopy and Laparoscopic Surgery
Laser Hair RemovalLasers in Plastic Surgery
Left Lower Quadrant PainLeft Lower Quadrant Pain - Causes in children
Left Lower Quadrant Pain - Causes in pregnancyLeft Lower Quadrant Pain - Common causes
Left Lower Quadrant Pain - DiagnosisLeft Lower Quadrant Pain - Less common causes
Left Lower Quadrant Pain - TreatmentsLip Enhancement
Local Anaesthesia for your Eye OperationLumps in the Groin
Male Breast Reduction for GynaecomastiaNeck Lumps and Bumps
Neck Lumps and Bumps - CausesNeck Lumps and Bumps - Diagnosis
Neck Lumps and Bumps - TreatmentOperations for Glue Ear
Piles (Haemorrhoids)Piles (Haemorrhoids) - Causes
Piles (Haemorrhoids) - SymptomsPiles (Haemorrhoids) - Treatment
Post-operative Chest InfectionRectal Prolapse
Rectal Prolapse - DiagnosisRectal Prolapse - Symptoms and causes
Rectal Prolapse - Treatment, complications and outlookRecurrent Abdominal Pain in Children
Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children - CausesRecurrent Abdominal Pain in Children - Diagnosis
Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children - Explaining the painRecurrent Abdominal Pain in Children - Symptoms
Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children - TreatmentReshaping Chins and Cheeks
Rhinoplasty (Augmentation)Rhinoplasty (Reduction)
Right Lower Quadrant PainRight Lower Quadrant Pain - Causes in children
Right Lower Quadrant Pain - Causes in pregnancyRight Lower Quadrant Pain - Common causes
Right Lower Quadrant Pain - DiagnosisRight Lower Quadrant Pain - Less common causes
Right Lower Quadrant Pain - TreatmentsSetting Back Prominent Ears
Spinal AnaestheticSurgical Treatment Options for Heavy Vaginal Bleeding
TonsillectomyVaricose Veins
Video-assisted Thoracoscopic SurgeryWeight Loss Surgery
You and Your AnaestheticYour Child's General Anaesthetic