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Preparing for Treatment and Surgery

If you are currently waiting for surgery or treatment, preparing effectively can make a significant difference to your experience and your recovery.

You may be at the early stages of thinking about having an operation, or you may have been waiting a long time to undergo surgery or treatment.  Whatever stage you are at, there are lots of things you can do to get ready, be prepared, and have a more successful outcome and better recovery.


What are the benefits of preparing for treatment or surgery? 

The benefits of being well prepared include:
  • reduced complications and side effects 
  • reduced time spent in hospital and a quicker return to home
  • less time needed to recover to your former level of health and lifestyle
  • better energy levels, less tired, and better mental health
  • more involved in your care, and decisions around this.
On the Keeping Me Well website clinicians from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board have put together information and advice about what you can do to best prepare yourself for your treatment and what you can do during your treatment to maximise the results. 


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