I’m under 18 - can I still get a surgery referral? Will I need to wait until I’m 18?

You don’t need to be 18 in order to receive a surgery referral. However, it is down to the individual surgeon to decide whether they will carry out the operation. Do some research on specific surgeons before getting a referral. Surgeons usually require referrals to be reasonably recent (within the last six months is a common requirement).

We have detailed information available on surgery referrals here.