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Preparing for surgery - Fitter, better, sooner

Having surgery is a big moment in your life and it’s normal to feel anxious about it.

Fitter patients who are able to improve their health and activity levels recover from surgery more quickly. What you do now can have a really big impact on your recovery.

Taking an active role in planning and preparing for your operation will help you feel in control, leave hospital sooner and get back to normal more quickly.

This animation will give you general advice on what you can do to get the best outcome from your surgery.

Further information is available from http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/fitterbettersooner

Preparing for surgery - Fitter, better, sooner