All types of surgery follow set procedures before, during, and after the operation. Before anaesthesia and surgery, you are given a preoperative assessment. Afterwards, your condition is assessed by your doctor before you are allowed to go home. Major surgery is always carried out in hospital, but minor operations may be performed in the doctor’s surgery or in an outpatient clinic.
From the 2010 revision of the Complete Home Medical Guide © Dorling Kindersley Limited.