Preparing for surgery
It's best to be prepared if you're planning to have surgery. Make sure you know exactly what your operation is for and the risk involved.
Questions to ask before surgery
It’s a big decision whether or not to have surgery. Asking your doctor a lot of questions can help guide you towards making the right decision.
Heart disease surgery
Trusted information about heart disease surgery from leading Australian health organisations, including links to cardiovascular disease.
Surgery for ingrowing toenail (adult)
An ingrowing toenail happens when your toenail grows into the skin which can get damaged, causing infection and pain. Surgery can correct the condition.
Removing benign skin lesions
Skin lesions are lumps found on or just below your skin. Surgery is the only reliable way to remove skin lesions. Find out more about how this surgery is performed and if there are any alternatives.
A colostomy is surgery to bring part of the colon to the surface of the body to form an opening. Waste is collected using a bag called a stoma pouch.
Hydrocele repair (child)
A hydrocele is a swelling around the testicle caused by a collection of fluid. Surgery can be done to prevent your child from having discomfort or embarrassment caused by the hydrocele getting larger as he gets older.
A hemicolectomy is an operation where a section of the large intestine is removed. It is usually done to treat a condition such as bowel cancer.
A heart transplant is an operation to replace a damaged heart with a healthy donor heart. Learn about waiting lists and life after a transplant.
Guide to bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery is the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off in the long term. Learn about the different types of bariatric surgery here.