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 ReplacementAnaesthetics
Anal FissureAnticoagulants
AppendicitisArthroscopy 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 - Nerve Damage
Coronary AngioplastyCosmetic Facial Injections
CystoscopyEpidural Pain Relief After Surgery
Eyelid SurgeryFacelifts
Fat Transfer to Breast (Lipofilling)General Anaesthesia: a Brief Guide for Young People
General Anaesthetic for ChildrenGenitourinary Prolapse
HerniaHip Replacement
HysterectomyIngrowing (Ingrown) Toenails
Laparoscopy and Laparoscopic SurgeryLaser Hair Removal
Lasers in Plastic SurgeryLeft Lower Quadrant Pain
Lip EnhancementLocal Anaesthesia for your Eye Operation
Lumps in the GroinMale Breast Reduction for Gynaecomastia
Neck Lumps and Bumps Operations for Glue Ear
Piles (Haemorrhoids)Post-operative Chest Infection
Rectal ProlapseRecurrent Abdominal Pain in Children
Reshaping Chins and CheeksRhinoplasty (Augmentation)
Rhinoplasty (Reduction)Right Lower Quadrant Pain
Setting Back Prominent EarsSpinal Anaesthetic
Surgical DrainsSurgical Treatment Options for Heavy Vaginal Bleeding
TonsillectomyVaricose Veins
Video-assisted Thoracoscopic SurgeryWeight Loss Surgery