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Preparing for surgery - Fitter, better, sooner

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Having surgery is a big moment in your life and it’s normal to feel anxious about it.

Fitter patients who are able to improve their health and activity levels recover from surgery more quickly. What you do now can have a really big impact on your recovery.

Taking an active role in planning and preparing for your operation will help you feel in control, leave hospital sooner and get back to normal more quickly.

This animation will give you general advice on what you can do to get the best outcome from your surgery.

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Cheshire East Council commissions the One You Cheshire East service which supports people to lose weight, get fitter, stop smoking and to reduce the risk of falls. These factors can impact on the success of an operation and speed of recovery.

Cheshire West and Chester Council have an equivalent service via the Cheshire Change Hub.