Colorectal – Bowel and rectal resections
Before your surgery, you may be invited to a clinic appointment on a Tuesday morning, depending on the surgery you are having. Alternatively, you will be given an information pack to read at home. The information pack will provide you with:
- A booklet explaining your impending surgery and what to expect
- Information on the importance of playing an active role in your own recovery with the support of healthcare professionals
- Information on fitness for your surgery including diet, smoking, cessation, alcohol reduction, infections, exercise and more
- Practical information to help your recovery including planning for going home before you come in
Enhanced Recovery is a modern, evidence based approach that can help people to recover more quickly after surgery.
In the sections below, you will find a selection of videos which aim to ensure you know what to expect and are prepared for your surgery. This will help to enable you to make a speedy recovery and safely return to the activities you enjoy. It is essential that you play an active role in your care, to achieve the best possible outcome after your operation.
We strongly encourage you to view these videos in plenty of time before your surgery. You can view each video as many times as necessary and if you need clarification or have questions for which you are unable to find the answers, please do not hesitate to ask anybody in the ERAS team.