PIF Categories: Surgery

Pre-operative liver shrinkage diet (1500 kcal/day)

Date: 14/09/2022 | Category:

Before surgery, it is essential you follow a strict calorie-controlled diet. This will reduce the size of your liver to ensure the operation can be done by keyhole/laparoscopic surgery.  If your […]

Pre-operative liver shrinkage diet (1200 kcal/day)

Date: 14/09/2022 | Category:

Before surgery, it is essential you follow a strict calorie-controlled diet. This will reduce the size of your liver to ensure the operation can be done by keyhole/laparoscopic surgery. If your […]

Respiratory complications prevention

Date: 05/08/2022 | Category:

Preventing post-operative chest infections You have been given this leaflet, as you have been identified to be a particular risk of a post-operative chest infection.  In order to try to […]

Pre-surgery exercise advice

Date: 05/08/2022 | Category:

This will reduce the size of your liver to ensure the operation can be done by keyhole/laparoscopic surgery. If your liver is too large it will be very difficult for the […]

Pre-operative questionnaire online

Date: 03/05/2022 | Category:

All patients must complete a pre-operative questionnaire before surgery can go ahead. The questionnaire assesses if you are ok to proceed with surgery. Information about the online pre-operative questionnaire Some […]

Brachial plexus nerve block

Date: 16/06/2021 | Category: Anaesthetics

Find out more about the brachial plexus block and why you may need one. Download a pdf version of this information by following the link on the right. What is […]

Attending pre-operative assessment clinics

Date: 16/06/2021 | Category:

What to expect about attending an assessment clinic before your operation. Download a pdf version of this guide by following the link on the right. Why do I need to […]

Advice for overweight patients having surgery

Date: 16/06/2021 | Category: Anaesthetics

Find out more about the risks of being obese, and what you can do to minimise them before your surgery. What is obesity? The standard way is to refer to […]

About the consent form for treatment

Date: 15/06/2021 | Category: Anaesthetics

Find out more about what you should know and what questions to ask about your consent to treatment. About the consent form Before a doctor or other health professional examines […]

Sciatic nerve block

Date: 15/06/2021 | Category: , Anaesthetics Surgery

Find out more about this type of anaesthetic before your surgery. What is a nerve block? It’s an injection of local anaesthetic near the nerves which supply a region of […]