You & your surgeon

Your role

You play a critical role in the long-term success of your surgery. You will need to:

  • Commit to improve your health.
  • Discuss your health problems with your surgeon
  • Inform yourself as much as you can on the surgery before making a decision
  • Listen carefully to the advice given by the surgeon
  • Follow all instructions on preparing for surgery, including diet advice, physical activity, nutritional and vitamin supplements
  • Agree to attend the clinic for follow up
  • Make sure you have the recommended blood test

The surgeon’s role

Your surgeon will do everything possible to protect your health before, during and after your operation. He will:

  • Listen to you and evaluate you as a possible candidate for surgery
  • Explain the operation, the risks and benefits
  • Answer your questions
  • Advise you on the best operation for you
  • Follow up to help your recovery and keep you on the right track