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You will be given a gown to wear and asked to remove

  • Dentures
  • Contact lenses
  • Jewellery (including wedding band)
  • Nail-polish
  • Make-up

You will be given
A tablet to make you sleepy and relaxed and you will be asked not to leave your bed after receiving your sedation. A nurse from your ward will accompany you to the operating theatre.

Where will my belongings be kept?
They will be kept in a storage area on the ward until your return from intensive care or high dependency unit.

How long will the operation take?
This varies, but you will be in the operating area for several hours.

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