Please click one of the links below for more information on our surgery services:
A procedure is considered to be surgery when it involves physical intervention and the cutting of a patient's body tissues or the closing of an existing wound.
Surgery can be broken down into elective (planned) or acute (emergency). Elective surgery is carried out to correct a non-life-threatening condition and is carried out at the patient's request, according to the availability of the Surgeon/s and the hospital facility. Emergency surgery must be carried out quickly to save life, limb or functional capacity.
Out-patient appointments and planned (non-urgent) day surgery is available at all of our hospitals. If you need planned surgery requiring an inpatient stay this will usually be at Dewsbury or Pontefract. People who may need intensive care or high dependency care after their planned surgery will be treated at Pinderfields.
The length of your time in hospital will vary and will either be:
- A Day Case – where you come into our hospital for the day to receive your treatment and then return home. For all specialties, Day Case surgery can take place at all three of our hospital sites.
- Short stay surgery – where you will need to stay in hospital overnight but not for more than 48 hours. For all specialties, short stay surgery can take place at Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospitals.
- Inpatient surgery – where your procedure will require you to stay in hospital for more than 48 hours. The hospital sites vary depending on the type of surgery you need.
Children needing surgery will have their surgery carried out in the locations indicated within the relevant Surgery types listed below. However, their ongoing care, including once they return home following a surgical procedure and if they still need medical care, will take place at the Children’s ward at Pinderfields Hospital.
At Pinderfields the following specialties would be operated on:
- General surgery
- Oral and maxillofacial surgery
- Plastic surgery
- Trauma and orthopaedics
At Pinderfields Hospital the Children’s Ward is located on Gate 46 on level E. There is a Pre-Admission Club provision at 10am on the Saturday before the day of the operation. Here, parents, carers and patients can come and visit the ward, have a look around and go through the process that would take place on the day of the child’s operation. Details of this provision are included in the information sent from the Central Waiting List Office.
At Dewsbury and District Hospital all children listed for an operation would go through the Day Surgery Unit and would not go to the Children’s ward.
Please use the following links to find out more information about each type of surgery, including details of the team members and at which hospital(s) you can have your surgery: