Once you arrive at the hospital you will be shown to your room and the nursing staff will complete some paperwork with you. You will be asked to change into a hospital gown. Your Consultant will visit you in your room to answer any questions you may have. The site of surgery will be marked with a pen. If you haven’t already done so, you will be asked to sign a consent form. The anaesthetist will go through the anaesthetic with you and answer your questions. You will then be escorted to the operating theatre complex. Following surgery, you will be transferred to a recovery ward before returning to your room.
Your Consultant will visit you and go through the details of the operations with you and any future plans. Later in the day, once you have recovered from the anaesthetic, you will be seen by the physiotherapy team who will guide your immediate rehabilitation.