Surgical procedures

Includes organ transplants, abortion, and heart surgery


Learn about abortions, why they may be needed and the risks


Information on amputation, why it can be needed and the recovery process

Aortic valve replacement

Used to treat a diseased or damaged aortic valve, a replacement may involve open-heart surgery


Find out about an arthroscopy and what it's used for

Breast and cosmetic implants

Learn about breast and cosmetic implants and when they're used

Cardiac catheterisation and coronary angiography

A diagnostic procedure that can give more information about the function of the heart


Learn about colostomy

Coronary angioplasty and stenting

A treatment used to widen and open up narrowed or blocked arteries

Coronary artery bypass graft

Learn about coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and its uses

Hand tendon repair

Learn about hand tendon repair surgery

Heart surgery

Learn about the surgical procedures used to treat heart conditions

Heart-lung transplant

Learn more about heart-lung transplants, used to treat severe conditions affecting both the heart and lungs

Hip replacement

Learn about hip replacement surgery


Learn about ileostomy procedures

Inguinal hernia repair

Learn about inguinal hernia repair surgery

Knee replacement

Learn about knee replacement surgery

Liver transplant

Learn about liver transplants, including possible complications

Lumbar decompression surgery

Learn about lumbar decompression surgery

Lung transplant

Learn when a lung transplant is needed and risks associated


Learn about the mastectomy procedure, including risks

Pacemaker implantation

Information on having a pacemaker fitted, a relatively common heart procedure

Surgery abroad without NHS referral

Learn about surgery abroad and possible complications

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

Learn about transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

Scan for Safety

The Scan for Safety programme will enhance patient safety in relation to certain medical devices