Cheltenham General Hospital

0300 422 2559

8.15am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

0300 422 5722

8.15am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

Your pre-operative assessment is an opportunity to discuss the risks and benefits of surgery, identify any medical conditions and improve them before your operation.

Last updated: 11 January 2021

Information:

This assessment is important to ensure it’s safe to proceed with your surgery. If you do not attend your pre-operative assessment, your surgery may be delayed or cancelled.

Your pre-operative assessment

A pre-operative is an essential requirement for anyone having surgery. Your assessment may involve a simple phone call, but most people need to attend a clinic appointment.

Your assessment allows us to check your fitness for surgery, and carry out any investigations needed, like blood tests.

We need to make sure you are in the best condition to proceed with your surgery safely, and to recover quickly without complications. It's also an opportunity for you to discuss the risks and benefits of having your operation.  

You cannot have your surgery until you have had a pre-operative assessment. If you cannot attend your pre-operative assessment, please call us on 0300 422 4913 to reschedule your appointment.

Lifestyle changes

Many of the risks associated with surgery can be reduced by simple lifestyle changes, like:

  • quitting smoking
  • reducing how much alcohol you drink
  • increasing physical activity
  • losing weight

Free support with any of these lifestyle changes are available on the Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire website.

Location

Our pre-operative assessment clinics run from 8.15am to 6pm at both Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals:

Cheltenham General Hospital

St. Paul’s Wing Sandford Road
Cheltenham
GL53 7AN

You can contact us on 0300 422 2559 between 8.15am and 4pm. If you call after 4pm, you can leave a voicemail and someone will get back to you the following working day.

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Orchard Centre
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
GL1 3NN

You can contact us on 0300 422 5722 between 8.15am and 4pm. If you call after 4pm, you can leave a voicemail and someone will get back to you the following working day.

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