Preparing for Surgery

Things you can do to better prepare yourself for your surgery:

  • if you smoke, giving up will reduce the risk of breathing problems. The longer you give up for, the lower the risk. If you cannot stop completely, then cutting down will help;
  • if you are overweight, reducing your weight will reduce many of the risks of having an anaesthetic;
  • if you have loose teeth or crowns, treatment from your dentist may reduce the risk of damage to them;
  • if you have medical problems such as angina, asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, you should have a check up from your GP;

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