This leaflet gives you a brief overview of what to expect before and after your surgery It is important that you understand what to expect and to feel able to take an active role in your treatment. Your surgeon will have already discussed your treatment options with you, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives.
The usual length of stay in hospital for this sort of surgery is between two and three days. There will be many different health professionals involved in your care during your stay and you will be given a clear plan for any after care needed following your discharge from hospital. This leaflet will answer some of the questions that you may have but if there is anything that you and your family are not sure about, then please read our “Coming into hospital” leaflet for further information about your stay in hospital.