Fasting guidelines for surgery
Advanced pain relief
Advanced Care Directives
For some patients, it may be appropriate to consider your wishes in the event that your health deteriorates around the time of the procedure.
With preparation and prior planning, an advanced care directive can be organised.
Managing your pain after you leave hospital
Following your operation, you may be discharged home on medication for analgesia.
Usually these will need to be decreased and stopped following surgery as your pain decreases.