Enable Recite me Accessibility Tools:
Accessibility Options
To find out more, please see here.

You will, by now, have had a Pre-operative assessment (check of your health, drug treatment, any allergies, and home circumstances relevant to your recovery from your anaesthetic and operation). This is performed by a nurse trained in such assessment, and sometimes also by an anaesthetist.


Here are some things that you can do to prepare yourself for your operation:

  • Stop smoking, or at least smoke less, for 6 weeks before the operation to reduce the risk of breathing problems. The longer you can give up beforehand the better.
  • If you are very overweight, modest controlled weight loss.
  • See your GP, if asked to at Pre-assessment, about any long-standing medical problems such as diabetes, asthma or high blood pressure to make sure they are as well-controlled as possible.


Protecting Your Online Privacy
Protecting Your Online Privacy

This Ashford and St Peter's website uses cookies to track visitor numbers. Find out more in our Cookies Policy and Privacy Policy. You can also read our Accessibility Statement and Privacy Notice for your information.