Archive: General Surgery

Formation of Loop Ileostomy

Introduction Formation of a loop ileostomy is the name given to the operation to bring out a small part of your small bowel as an ileostomy and stitch it on...

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Loop Colostomy

Introduction Formation of a loop Colostomy is the name given to the operation to bring out a small part of your large bowel as a colostomy and stitch it on...

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Hartmann’s Procedure

Introduction Hartmann’s procedure is the name given to the operation to remove the diseased part of the large bowel. This is done either as a planned operation or as an...

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Haemorrhoidectomy

Day Surgery Unit at the Treatment Centre Tel No: 01908 995468 or 995469. Haemorrhoidectomy Your Consultant has suggested that you may benefit from an operation called a haemorrhoidectomy. This booklet...

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Anterior Resection

Introduction Anterior resection is the name given to the operation to remove the diseased part of your bowel. The operation can be done in two ways: • It can either...

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Anal warts

What are Anal Warts? Anal warts (also called ‘condyloma acuminata’), are a relatively common condition that affect the area round the anus (back passage). They may also affect the skin...

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A self–help Guide for People with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What is IBS? Irritable bowel syndrome is the term used to describe a variety of gastro-intestinal tract or ‘gut’ related symptoms. It is the most common disorder of the gut...

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Good Bowel Habit and Preventing Constipation

This leaflet has been designed to promote good bowel habit and to prevent constipation. Good Bowel Habit Many anal and rectal (bottom and back passage) problems are caused by poor...

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General Anaesthetic / Sedation Feeding Instructions – Adult Patients Morning and Afternoon Surgery

You are going to have a procedure which requires you to undergo either a General Anaesthetic or Sedation. It is important you follow the instructions in this leaflet or it...

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Faecal Incontinence

Anal Sphincter Exercises for people with leakage from the bowel Sphincter exercises can help you to improve leakage from the bowel. When done correctly, these exercises can build up and...

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