Guide to Surgery

Learn What to Expect Before, During and After Surgery with Patient Resources

The dedicated surgical team at University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital takes every possible preoperative measure to ensure that patients are fully prepared to undergo a surgical procedure.

With our guide to surgery, patients and their families can get detailed information and instructions for everything leading up to and following the procedure, including information about preoperative tests, surgical preparations, recovery and postoperative care for once the patient returns home.

Knowing what to expect and how to prepare for surgery can help make the experience as seamless and stress-free as possible. Resources for patients and their loved ones include:

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