Archive: General Surgery

You and Your Anaesthetic

This leaflet gives basic information to help you understand the treatment that may be offered to you by your anaesthetist. It is to be used as a reference for...

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Local Anaesthetic/No Sedation Starving Instructions for Adult Patients

You are going to have a procedure which requires you to have a Local Anaesthetic – No sedation. It is important you follow the instructions in this leaflet. The...

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Abdominal Perineal Resection of the Rectum

Introduction Abdominal Perineal Resection of the Rectum is the name given to the operation to remove the diseased part of your bowel. The operation can be done in two...

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Lateral Anal Sphincterotomy

This is a common operation used in the treatment of anal fissures which is normally performed under a general anaesthetic. It involves a small cut in part of the...

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Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

What is a laparoscopic Hernia Repair? Laparoscopic Hernia Repair is a technique to fix hernia defect in the abdominal wall using small incisions, telescopes and a patch (mesh). It...

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Discharge Advice following Bowel Surgery

Going home Your colorectal team and nurses will discuss with you when is the right time for you to go home. This may be after a few days or...

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Bowel Surgery – The Enhanced Recovery Programme

The Enhanced Recovery Programme The Enhanced Recovery Programme aims to promote your quick recovery after bowel surgery so that you may return to full health as soon as possible....

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Information and Advice Regarding your Breast Surgery

The aim of this leaflet is to support the information given to you by the Breast Care Nurse about your stay in hospital and discharge home. Admission You will...

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Gallstones

About one in ten people in Britain have gallstones. It is more common in women, overweight people and those who are middle-aged and older. This information sheet has been...

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Tests for Bowel Problems – A Guide to Help You

Before you have any tests, the doctors and nurses will ask you lots of questions about your bowel habits (i.e. how you go to the toilet and when you...

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