In the days before your operation, it’s important to get yourself ready and make sure you have all the important things ticked off. Here, Dr Nazarain provides a checklist for the days leading up to the operation.
Before your operation you will have contact with your surgical team and/or nurses in a pre-assessment clinic. During this time you will be given information about your procedure and important things to remember. Going in for surgery can be overwhelming so it’s best to write down a list of everything you will need to help you. Here are some important things to remember:
If you have any questions before your operation, you should contact the hospital or surgical team.
For a downloadable and printable version of this checklist, see here.
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Reviewed February 2023
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