Pre-operative information for patients


This page lists leaflets containing information you might need to know before your theatre appointment. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every two years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Having an anaesthetic

This leaflet has been developed for adult patients who expect to have an operation or treatment requiring an anaesthetic. It explains what an anaesthetic is, how to prepare for it, and what to expect when you come to hospital.

Pre-operative assesment clinic - Welcome

This information sheet explains more about what to expect during your pre-operative assessment appointment.

Surgery - Having surgery at Guy's and St Thomas

This leaflet gives information on what to expect when patients come in for surgery at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals
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