Fitter Better Sooner


 

Having an operation is a major event in someone’s life and it’s normal for them to feel anxious about it.

Fitter patients who are able to improve their health and activity levels recover from surgery more quickly and with fewer complications. What you do in the time leading up to surgery can have a really big impact on your recovery and long term health.

Our Fitter Better Sooner resources will provide you with the information you need to become fitter and better prepared for your operation. Please click on the links below to download the leaflets and view the animation.

 

Additional resources for healthcare professionals

Additional resources are available here, including an introduction for healthcare professionals from Dr Hilary Swales, RCoA Lead for Patient Information.


 

Fitter patients who are able to improve their health and activity levels recover from surgery more quickly
A cataract forms when the natural lens in your eye becomes cloudy
A cystoscopy is a procedure in which a thin telescope is used to look inside your bladder
A hernia is a lump that forms when fatty tissue or part of your intestine pushes through your abdomen
A hysteroscopy is an operation to look at the inside of your womb (uterus)
A knee arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery
knee replacement is an operation in which your knee joint is replaced with an artificial joint