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.
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.
Gastric bypass surgery
Gastric bypass surgery, a very effective surgery for weight loss, helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine absorb food.
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.
Endoscopic sinus surgery
Sinusitis is not usually serious but it can cause unpleasant symptoms. If medication does not help, endoscopic sinus surgery should help prevent the sinusitis from coming back.
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.
Heart disease surgery
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Guide to cosmetic surgery
Cosmetic surgery aims to improve how you feel about your appearance. Learn the difference between cosmetic and plastic surgeons, and know what you need to ask.