Admission to hospital

If you require admission to hospital for surgery, you will be admitted to The Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, north London. Generally, surgery is done on Tuesday or Thursday mornings. You can find information about The Royal Free Hospital at this web site.

If your surgery involves a general anaesthetic or sedation, you should stop eating 6 hours before but you can drink clear fluids up to 2 hours before the time of your operation. There are no restrictions regarding food and drink if you are having an out-patient procedure or local anaesthesia.

Unless you are undergoing major surgery, you should be able to leave hospital on the day of surgery or the following day. If you have had a general anaesthetic or sedation, you should make arrangements for your partner, a relative or a friend to take you home and be with you during the first night.