Fitter patients who are able to improve their health and activity levels recover from surgery more quickly and with fewer complications. What you do in the time leading up to surgery can have a really big impact on your recovery and long-term health.
he Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Fitter Better Sooner resources will provide you with the information you need to become fitter and better prepared for your operation.
Many medical conditions (such as diabetes, heart, lung and other medical problems, anxiety and mental health) can affect recovery from surgery. It is important to make sure any known conditions are controlled as well as possible ahead of your surgery.