Fit for surgery, fit for life.

Optimising your health throughout your surgical journey

The stress on the body of major surgery has been compared to running a marathon. We want you to enter your surgical experience prepared to experience the full long-term benefits of the procedure you require.

Several factors increase your risk of experiencing a complication following surgery:

Increasing Age

Your overall fitness

Various medical conditions

Lifestyle choices

At My Surgical Buddy we provide personalised peri-operative care in collaboration with your surgical team.

Our services can be accessed at any point in your surgical journey but presenting prior to having your surgery is often the optimal time to start your peri-operative management plan.

To prepare you for surgery our comprehensive services provide:

 

Education

Summarise what to expect before, during admission and after discharge

Physical Preparation for Surgery

  • Physiotherapy, exercise and fitness classes
  • Weight Management

Psychological Support

Assessment and management of anxiety or depression with specific attention to the psychological impact of surgery and recovery

Medication Review

Optimising your prescriptions to meet your needs

 

Post Discharge Contact and Support

Support you through a smooth transition back to daily activities and home life

 

Management and Optimisation of Medical Issues

  • Diabetes
  • Anaemia
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Disease
  • Sleep Aponea

Advice

  • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Exercise
  • Weight Management
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Alcohol Consumption

Understanding your surgical journey

Before your surgery:

You have a diagnosis and you’ve been referred to a surgeon, you maybe even have a date for your procedure. This is the ideal time to also be referred to My Surgical Buddy for a pre-operative assessment. During this extensive assessment one of our consultants will review your latest blood results, medications and clinical factors that can impact your surgical outcomes. A plan for surgery and rehabilitation will then be put in place and communicated with your surgeon and general practitioner. You may be advised to also see our allied health team before your surgery. At My Surgical Buddy we don’t operate on a one size fits all service model, we tailor our management to suit your needs.

During your hospital stay:

Once you’ve had your surgery, we work with you and your surgeon to get you walking confidently and help manage any short-term side effects you’re experiencing. We aim to get you back in your own home feeling yourself as soon as possible. Once your surgery is complete your care may be overseen by our rehabilitation consultant with input from our senior allied health team.

After discharge:

Once you’re home the My Surgical Buddy team are on hand to get you back to optimal health. We understand that this can be a challenging time for you and your family. This is the time that our allied health team might work with you more intensively with less input from our specialists. We want to make sure you’re improving and meeting certain milestones following discharge. One of our main aims is to make sure you don’t return to hospital because of a long-term complication. Our team provide either clinic based, or telehealth and in some cases home visits to ensure that you are on track to meet your post-surgical goals.

How My Surgical Buddy can support you

One on One personalised holistic peri-operative management plan.

Small group sessions with our experienced allied health team.

Group support and education.