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.
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.
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.
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.
Surgery for cholesteatoma
A cholesteatoma is a sac of dead skin cells that forms in your middle ear, which can damage your ear and cause complications. Surgery is the only cure.
Gastric sleeve surgery
Gastric sleeve surgery involves the removal of a large part of your stomach. It helps you to feel full after eating only a small amount of food.
If you have a bunion that is causing pressure and pain, surgery should straighten your big toe and make your foot fit more comfortably into a normal shoe.