There are many types of surgery used to treat conditions that can affect any part of the body, so support will vary according to the operation. Having clear, accessible information is important at all stages of treatment, and here are some resources which may help support your recovery.
Comprehensive information about surgery in general, including recovery after common operations.
Supporting and connecting people after treatment for major traumatic injury.
Support for anyone who's had serious surgery to the head, face or neck.
Information about all types of inflammatory bowel disease, including details of post-operative care if surgery is involved in treatment.
Help and support for amputees.
Some cancer treatment requires surgery, and here's some support and information offered by Macmillan.
Information about hip replacement surgery.
Information about different surgical procedures after traumatic accidents., including burns.
Support and information about any surgery or treatment for the heart or one of the large blood vessels in your body.
Help and support for amputees and their families to live life to the full.
Many operations are carried out using 'keyhole surgery'. More information for patients about the types of treatment and what to expect.
More resources focused on different common types of surgery from the NHS England site.
Trusted information and things to consider if thinking about cosmetic surgery.
Extensive, good quality health information usually provided by GPs and nurses during consultation.
NHS Direct Wales is a 24 hour helpline, which can give advice about health and health services across Wales. It is staffed by experienced nurses specially trained to give advice over the phone and provide information about all your local services.