Surgery can be hard on your body and mind. Being at your best when having surgery will reduce risks.


Having surgery is about preserving your quality of life. If you are sick, your surgery could be cancelled. Or, you may need to wait longer for it. Better health can mean a faster and better recovery, and a shorter hospital stay


There are things you can do to help get ready for surgery. As well as helping you in recovery, this could improve your independence.



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