Follow-up care after surgery

You’ll have an appointment with your surgeon in the outpatient clinic 4–6 weeks after surgery. They will check how well your skin is healing and discuss any problems with you.

If you have any problems or worries before this follow-up appointment, contact your hospital doctor or the nurses on your ward for advice.

There’s more information about follow-up after treatment.

‘I have had a few surgeries. After my last operation I could not drive or sit properly for around four weeks, and after that I had to be careful how I sat down. I found that sitting on a rubber ring helped.’ Helen

Back to Surgery explained

What happens before the surgery?

Your surgeon will discuss your surgery and how you can prepare with you – this is a good time to ask any questions you have.

Who might I meet?

A team of specialists will plan your surgery. This will include a surgeon who specialises in your type of cancer.