Preparing for your lithotripsy treatment

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Preparing for your lithotripsy treatment"

Transcription

1 Preparing for your lithotripsy treatment Welcome We look forward to welcoming you to The Royal London Hospital. You have been referred to us for lithotripsy (a treatment that uses pulses of energy to destroy stones, without the need for conventional surgery). This leaflet will tell you more about the procedure. What is lithotripsy? Lithotripsy is a procedure used to treat kidney, ureter and bladder stones. It s also known as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). Extracorporeal means that it is performed outside the body. We use ultrasound or x-rays to see what the stone looks like before we start. Then the stone is targeted with pulses of energy through the skin, causing harmless mini shockwaves in your body. The stone crumbles into sand-like pieces which you will then pass out through your urine. If your stone does not shatter the first time, you may require further treatment.

2 Why do I need to have the procedure? You may be experiencing symptoms such as pain, blood or infection in your urine and this procedure should help. If you leave stones, they can continue to grow, and stop the kidneys from working properly. This may cause permanent damage and severe pain. I m taking aspirin at the moment You should stop taking it for 10 days before your appointment (to reduce the risk of bleeding too much). Talk to your doctor if you are worried about this. I m currently taking a blood-thinning medication If you are taking warfarin or clopidogrel please call the Urology Nurse Specialist on These medications can increase your risk of bleeding too much during or after lithotripsy. We will arrange for you to stop taking the medication for a limited period. How should I prepare for my procedure? If your appointment is in the morning, have a light breakfast (such as toast or cereal). If your treatment is in the afternoon, have a light lunch (such as a sandwich or soup). You may drink your usual amount of fluids. Is there anything that I should tell you in advance? Please contact us if you have any of the following or they apply to you: Artificial heart valve Coronary artery stent Heart pacemaker or defibrillator Aortic aneurysm Artificial blood vessel graft Neurological shunt You could be pregnant You don t feel well You might have a urinary infection. Page 2

3 What will happen when I come to hospital? When you arrive, we will discuss what will happen, and ask you to sign a consent form, giving your permission for the procedure to go ahead. We will give you a gown to wear and ask you to lie on a special couch. You may need an x-ray, to check on the exact position of your stone if so, you will have been advised about this in your appointment letter and given a time. What kind of pain relief will I get? Lithotripsy can be a little uncomfortable so you will be given some painkillers before we start (usually a suppository in your back passage). The painkiller used is called diclofenac (a type of anti-inflammatory similar to ibuprofen). If you have an allergy to this medication or you suffer from gastric or duodenal ulcers, please inform the lithotripsy operator when you arrive and an alternative painkiller will be given. How does lithotripsy feel? The first pressure wave may come as a bit of a shock but you will soon get used to the strange feeling and the noise of the lithotripsy machine. How long does it take? It takes about one hour. What happens afterwards? You may go home the same day as you have your treatment. Before you leave you will be informed of any follow up arrangements. This could include further lithotripsy, surgery, an x-ray check with the specialist nurse, or a follow-up appointment in the stone clinic. You may travel home by normal means. Is it normal to feel in pain after the treatment? You may experience some discomfort, but it should be manageable. If you feel in severe pain, develop a fever and or feel unwell, please go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department. Page 3

4 I can see blood in my urine You will probably see blood in your urine for several days, as the stone fragments are passed out of your body. You should drink plenty of water approximately 2.5 litres of water (five pints) throughout the day for the next five days. This will help flush out your kidneys. What sort of stone did I have? We will need your help to find out. Please urinate over a tea strainer for a few days. You will see very small sand-like particles trapped in the strainer. We can analyse the fragments to work out what type of stone you had and then give you the best advice to help prevent them from coming back. Please keep the fragments dry and bring them to your next appointment. What are the alternatives to lithotripsy? Depending on the size, density and position of your kidney stone, your doctor may recommend alternative treatment options. For example: Ureteroscopy if the stone is lodged in your ureter, your surgeon can use a long fine, flexible instrument called a ureteroscope to remove it. This procedure is usually done under general anaesthetic and a laser may be used to break up the stone before flushing it out. A stent (supporting tube) may be left in the ureter to help prevent it from becoming blocked again. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) if the stone is large or in an awkward place, your surgeon will pass a fine instrument through your back into the kidney to remove the stone. This procedure is usually done under general anaesthesia. What are the side effects? Lithotripsy is a common procedure and generally considered to be safe. However, as with any medical procedure, there may be side effects and possible complications. Your nurse or doctor can discuss the risks and benefits with you. The side effects are usually temporary and can occur after a successful procedure. Side effects can include: pain and discomfort blood and fragments of stone in your urine for two or three days bruising or blistering of the skin of your tummy or groin. Page 4

5 What are the risks? Occasionally, problems can occur during or after the treatment. Your lithotripsy operator will be an experienced practitioner but, even so, there is a chance that you may need to undergo the procedure again depending on the number and size of your stones. Complications can include: infection you may need antibiotics to treat this blockage of your ureters you may need a procedure to unblock this (uncommon) kidney damage this can be permanent and affect your kidney function and blood pressure (this is very rare). Who can I contact for further information about my procedure? Please contact the Urology Nurse Specialist: Department of Urology, 9th Floor, The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, E1 1BB Fax: Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) If you need general advice or support with our services, including help with any concerns you may have, please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) for The Royal London Hospital: Tel: or Fax: Large print and translations To receive this leaflet in large print, please call the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on or If you would like help interpreting this leaflet, please call the Health Advocacy Administrator on Data Protection Act 1998 The Trust uses your personal information to help us provide you with high quality healthcare. Your health records could also be used for teaching, training, audit and research. This is so that we can deliver the best possible care across the Trust. Further information can be found on our website at Reference: BH/PIN/56 Publication date: July 2012 All our patient information leaflets are reviewed every three years. Barts Health NHS Trust Switchboard: Page 5

University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street. Lithotripsy. Urology Directorate

University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street. Lithotripsy. Urology Directorate University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street Lithotripsy Urology Directorate 2 3 If you require a large print, audio or translated version of this leaflet, please contact us on 020 3447 9179. We

More information

Preparing for your laparoscopic pyeloplasty

Preparing for your laparoscopic pyeloplasty Preparing for your laparoscopic pyeloplasty Welcome We look forward to welcoming you to The Royal London Hospital. You have been referred to us for a laparoscopic pyeloplasty, which is an operation using

More information

PROCEDURE- SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

PROCEDURE- SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS The British Association of Urological Surgeons 35-43 Lincoln s Inn Fields London WC2A 3PE Phone: Fax: Website: E- mail: +44 (0)20 7869 6950 +44 (0)20 7404 5048 www.baus.org.uk admin@baus.org.uk PROCEDURE-

More information

SUPRAPUBIC CATHETER INSERTION INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

SUPRAPUBIC CATHETER INSERTION INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS The British Association of Urological Surgeons 35-43 Lincoln s Inn Fields London WC2A 3PE Phone: Fax: Website: E-mail: +44 (0)20 7869 6950 +44 (0)20 7404 5048 www.baus.org.uk admin@baus.org.uk INFORMATION

More information

PROCEDURE- SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

PROCEDURE- SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS The British Association of Urological Surgeons 35-43 Lincoln s Inn Fields London WC2A 3PE Phone: Fax: Website: E- mail: +44 (0)20 7869 6950 +44 (0)20 7404 5048 www.baus.org.uk admin@baus.org.uk PROCEDURE-

More information

PROCEDURE- SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

PROCEDURE- SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS The British Association of Urological Surgeons 35-43 Lincoln s Inn Fields London WC2A 3PE Phone: Fax: Website: E- mail: +44 (0)20 7869 6950 +44 (0)20 7404 5048 www.baus.org.uk admin@baus.org.uk PROCEDURE-

More information

Having denervation of the renal arteries for treatment of high blood pressure

Having denervation of the renal arteries for treatment of high blood pressure Having denervation of the renal arteries for treatment of high blood pressure The aim of this information sheet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about having denervation of the renal

More information

What should I expect before the procedure?

What should I expect before the procedure? The British Association of Urological Surgeons 35-43 Lincoln s Inn Fields London WC2A 3PE Phone: Fax: Website: E- mail: +44 (0)20 7869 6950 +44 (0)20 7404 5048 www.baus.org.uk admin@baus.org.uk PROCEDURE-

More information

Having a kidney biopsy

Having a kidney biopsy Having a kidney biopsy Delivering the best in care UHB is a no smoking Trust To see all of our current patient information leaflets please visit www.uhb.nhs.uk/patient-information-leaflets.htm Introduction

More information

URETEROSCOPY (AND TREATMENT OF KIDNEY STONES)

URETEROSCOPY (AND TREATMENT OF KIDNEY STONES) URETEROSCOPY (AND TREATMENT OF KIDNEY STONES) AN INFORMATION LEAFLET Written by: Department of Urology May 2011 Stockport: 0161 419 5698 Website: w w w. s t o c k p o r t. n h s. u k Tameside: 0161 922

More information

Surgery to remove your kidney stones

Surgery to remove your kidney stones Surgery to remove your kidney stones a percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) This leaflet explains what you can expect if you have a procedure to remove your kidney stones called a percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

More information

Kidney Stones. This reference summary will help you understand kidney stones and how to treat and prevent them. Kidney

Kidney Stones. This reference summary will help you understand kidney stones and how to treat and prevent them. Kidney Introduction A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in the kidney from substances in the urine. Kidney stones are fairly common. Although kidney stones can be painful, they are treatable.

More information

Having a Fibroid Embolisation

Having a Fibroid Embolisation Having a Fibroid Embolisation Information for Patients In this leaflet: Introduction 2 What is fibroid embolisation? 2 Why do I need fibroid embolisation? 2 Who has made the decision?. 2 Who will be doing

More information

AMPUTATION OF THE PENIS (PARTIAL OR COMPLETE) FOR CANCER INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

AMPUTATION OF THE PENIS (PARTIAL OR COMPLETE) FOR CANCER INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS The British Association of Urological Surgeons 35-43 Lincoln s Inn Fields London WC2A 3PE Phone: Fax: Website: E-mail: +44 (0)20 7869 6950 +44 (0)20 7404 5048 www.baus.org.uk admin@baus.org.uk AMPUTATION

More information

INTRAVESICAL CHEMOTHERAPY WITH MITOMYCIN C

INTRAVESICAL CHEMOTHERAPY WITH MITOMYCIN C Procedure Specific Information What is the evidence base for this information? This publication includes advice from consensus panels, the British Association of Urological Surgeons, the Department of

More information

Ureteroscopy with Laser Lithotripsy

Ureteroscopy with Laser Lithotripsy Ureteroscopy with Laser Lithotripsy Introduction Kidney stones are fairly common. Although kidney stones can be very painful, they are treatable, and in many cases preventable. Your doctor may recommend

More information

Transrectal Ultrasound (Trus) Guided Prostate Biopsies Urology Patient Information Leaflet

Transrectal Ultrasound (Trus) Guided Prostate Biopsies Urology Patient Information Leaflet Transrectal Ultrasound (Trus) Guided Prostate Biopsies Urology Patient Information Leaflet Page 1 What is the purpose of my appointment? Your doctor has informed us that you have an elevated Prostate Specific

More information

Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine Bronchial-Artery Embolisation Information for patients

Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine Bronchial-Artery Embolisation Information for patients Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine Bronchial-Artery Embolisation Information for patients This leaflet tells you about the bronchial-artery embolisation procedure. It explains what is involved and

More information

Having a Trans-Arterial Embolisation

Having a Trans-Arterial Embolisation Having a Trans-Arterial Embolisation Delivering the best in care UHB is a no smoking Trust To see all of our current patient information leaflets please visit www.uhb.nhs.uk/patient-information-leaflets.htm

More information

Vasectomy. An information guide

Vasectomy. An information guide TO PROVIDE THE VERY BEST CARE FOR EACH PATIENT ON EVERY OCCASION Vasectomy An information guide Vasectomy What is a vasectomy? A vasectomy is the name for the division of Vas Deferens (a tube which transports

More information

Cardiac Catheter Lab Information for patients having a Coronary Angiogram

Cardiac Catheter Lab Information for patients having a Coronary Angiogram Cardiac Catheter Lab Information for patients having a Coronary Angiogram Page 1 of 5 What is a Coronary Angiogram? This is a test that uses dye and special x-rays to show the inside of your coronary arteries.

More information

ULTRASOUND GUIDED INJECTION

ULTRASOUND GUIDED INJECTION ULTRASOUND GUIDED INJECTION Information Leaflet Your Health. Our Priority. Page 2 of 5 Introduction This leaflet tells you about the procedure known as ultrasound guided injection. It explains what is

More information

Femoral artery bypass graft (Including femoral crossover graft)

Femoral artery bypass graft (Including femoral crossover graft) Femoral artery bypass graft (Including femoral crossover graft) Why do I need the operation? You have a blockage or narrowing of the arteries supplying blood to your leg. This reduces the blood flow to

More information

Laparoscopic Nephrectomy

Laparoscopic Nephrectomy Laparoscopic Nephrectomy Information for Patients This leaflet explains: What is a Nephrectomy?... 2 Why do I need a nephrectomy?... 3 What are the risks and side effects of laparoscopic nephrectomy?...

More information

X-Plain Kidney Stones Reference Summary

X-Plain Kidney Stones Reference Summary X-Plain Kidney Stones Reference Summary Introduction Kidney stones are fairly common. Although they can be very painful, they are treatable, and in many cases preventable. This reference summary will help

More information

Catheter insertion of a new aortic valve to treat aortic stenosis

Catheter insertion of a new aortic valve to treat aortic stenosis Issue date March 2012 Understanding NICE guidance Information for people who use NHS services NICE interventional procedures guidance advises the NHS on when and how new procedures can be used in clinical

More information

Treating your abdominal aortic aneurysm by open repair (surgery)

Treating your abdominal aortic aneurysm by open repair (surgery) Patient information Abdominal aortic aneurysm open surgery Treating your abdominal aortic aneurysm by open repair (surgery) Introduction This leaflet tells you about open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm,

More information

Inferior Vena Cava filter and removal

Inferior Vena Cava filter and removal Inferior Vena Cava filter and removal What is Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement and Removal? An inferior vena cava filter placement procedure involves an interventional radiologist (a specialist doctor)

More information

MR ARTHROGRAM. Information Leaflet. Your Health. Our Priority.

MR ARTHROGRAM. Information Leaflet. Your Health. Our Priority. MR ARTHROGRAM Information Leaflet Your Health. Our Priority. Page 2 of 5 Information This leaflet tells you about the procedure known as an MR Arthrogram; it explains what is involved and the possible

More information

Renal Vascular Access Having a Fistula For Haemodialysis

Renal Vascular Access Having a Fistula For Haemodialysis Renal Vascular Access Having a Fistula For Haemodialysis Delivering the best in care UHB is a no smoking Trust To see all of our current patient information leaflets please visit www.uhb.nhs.uk/patient-information-leaflets.htm

More information

Open Prostatectomy. An information guide

Open Prostatectomy. An information guide TO PROVIDE THE VERY BEST CARE FOR EACH PATIENT ON EVERY OCCASION Open Prostatectomy An information guide en Prostatectomy Open Prostatectomy pen prostatectomy is the surgical removal of a large nonrous

More information

Epidurals for pain relief after surgery

Epidurals for pain relief after surgery Epidurals for pain relief after surgery This information leaflet is for anyone who may benefit from an epidural for pain relief after surgery. We hope it will help you to ask questions and direct you to

More information

Image-guided mitral leaflet repair for mitral regurgitation

Image-guided mitral leaflet repair for mitral regurgitation Issue date August 2009 Understanding NICE guidance Information for people who use NHS services Image-guided mitral leaflet repair for mitral regurgitation NICE interventional procedures guidance advises

More information

Treatment for bladder tumours - transurethral resection of a bladder tumour (TURBT)

Treatment for bladder tumours - transurethral resection of a bladder tumour (TURBT) Treatment for bladder tumours - transurethral resection of a bladder tumour (TURBT) You have had a cystoscopy or other examination that has shown that you have an abnormal area (tumour) in your bladder.

More information

A GUIDE TO HAVING A URETERIC STENT INSERTED

A GUIDE TO HAVING A URETERIC STENT INSERTED A GUIDE TO HAVING A URETERIC STENT INSERTED WHAT IS A URETERIC STENT? A ureteric stent is a thin plastic tube which can be inserted into your ureters (tubes that carry urine from your kidney to your bladder)

More information

You have been sent home with. HAVING A URETERIC STENT What to expect and how to manage

You have been sent home with. HAVING A URETERIC STENT What to expect and how to manage You have been sent home with HAVING A URETERIC STENT What to expect and how to manage 1 INTRODUCTION In patients who have, or might have an obstruction (blockage) of the kidney, an internal drainage tube

More information

Botox (Botulinum Toxin) injections into the bladder

Botox (Botulinum Toxin) injections into the bladder York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Botox (Botulinum Toxin) injections into the bladder Information for patients, relatives and carers Department of Urology York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation

More information

Department of Radiology Renal tumour ablation Information for patients

Department of Radiology Renal tumour ablation Information for patients Department of Radiology Renal tumour ablation Information for patients What is ablation? Your doctor has recommended that you have ablation treatment for your renal (kidney) tumour. Ablation is a technique

More information

Keyhole (Laparoscopic) Surgery

Keyhole (Laparoscopic) Surgery Patient Information leaflet Keyhole (Laparoscopic) Surgery Produced by: Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology December 2002 Reviewed April 2010 1 What is keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery? Laparoscopic surgery

More information

Ilioinguinal dissection (removal of lymph nodes in the groin and pelvis)

Ilioinguinal dissection (removal of lymph nodes in the groin and pelvis) Ilioinguinal dissection (removal of lymph nodes in the groin and pelvis) This sheet answers common questions about ilio-inguinal dissection. If you would like further information, or have any particular

More information

Headache after an epidural or spinal injection What you need to know. Patient information Leaflet

Headache after an epidural or spinal injection What you need to know. Patient information Leaflet Headache after an epidural or spinal injection What you need to know Patient information Leaflet April 2015 We have produced this leaflet to give you general information about the headache that may develop

More information

Tunnelled haemodialysis catheter

Tunnelled haemodialysis catheter Liver, Renal & Surgery Tunnelled haemodialysis catheter Information for patients and carers This leaflet explains what a tunnelled haemodialysis catheter is and how it is put in. It also covers the risks

More information

The Management of Ureteral Stones

The Management of Ureteral Stones The American Urological Association Ureteral Stones Clinical Guidelines Panel The Management of Ureteral Stones A Doctor s Guide for Patients Ureteral Stones Clinical Guidelines Panel Members: Joseph W.

More information

Having a tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) operation for stress urinary incontinence

Having a tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) operation for stress urinary incontinence Having a tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) operation for stress urinary incontinence This leaflet explains more about tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) including the benefits, risks and any alternatives, and

More information

CT Guided Lung Biopsy Explained

CT Guided Lung Biopsy Explained CT Guided Lung Biopsy Explained Patient Information Introduction This leaflet tells you about the procedure known as a CT (computerised tomography) guided lung biopsy. It explains what is involved and

More information

Patient Information Cataract surgery

Patient Information Cataract surgery Patient Information Cataract surgery Introduction This leaflet has been written to help you understand more about surgery for a cataract. It explains what the operation involves, the benefits and risks

More information

Epidural Continuous Infusion. Patient information Leaflet

Epidural Continuous Infusion. Patient information Leaflet Epidural Continuous Infusion Patient information Leaflet April 2015 Introduction You may already know that epidural s are often used to treat pain during childbirth. This same technique can also used as

More information

Stapedectomy / Stapedotomy / Surgery for Otosclerosis

Stapedectomy / Stapedotomy / Surgery for Otosclerosis Patient information Stapedectomy / Stapedotomy / Surgery for Otosclerosis Ear, Nose and Throat Directorate PIF 230 V6 Your Consultant / Doctor has advised you to have a Stapedectomy / Stapedotomy / Surgery

More information

REPAIR OF A URINARY VAGINAL FISTULA

REPAIR OF A URINARY VAGINAL FISTULA Procedure Specific Information What is the evidence base for this information? This publication includes advice from consensus panels, the British Association of Urological Surgeons, the Department of

More information

Implantation of a permanent pacemaker

Implantation of a permanent pacemaker PLEASE PRINT WHOLE FORM DOUBLE SIDED ON YELLOW PAPER Patient Information to be retained by patient Implantation of a permanent pacemaker affix patient label What is a pacemaker? The heart has its own pacemaker

More information

Mesenteric Angiography

Mesenteric Angiography Information for patients Mesenteric Angiography Sheffield Vascular Institute Northern General Hospital You have been given this leaflet because you need a procedure known as a Mesenteric Angiogram. This

More information

Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumour (T.U.R.B.T)

Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumour (T.U.R.B.T) Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumour (T.U.R.B.T) Patient Information Introduction This booklet has been written to help you understand the surgery you are about to undergo. It will give you information

More information

Treating your enlarged prostate gland HoLEP (holmium laser enucleation of the prostate)

Treating your enlarged prostate gland HoLEP (holmium laser enucleation of the prostate) Treating your enlarged prostate gland HoLEP (holmium laser enucleation of the prostate) This leaflet is designed to answer any questions you may have about having holmium laser treatment for your enlarged

More information

Periurethral bulking agent for stress urinary incontinence (macroplastique)

Periurethral bulking agent for stress urinary incontinence (macroplastique) PLEASE PRINT WHOLE FORM DOUBLE SIDED ON YELLOW PAPER Patient Information to be retained by patient affix patient label Who is this leaflet for? This leaflet provides information about having an injection

More information

Cerebral Angiogram. Exceptional healthcare, personally delivered

Cerebral Angiogram. Exceptional healthcare, personally delivered Cerebral Angiogram Exceptional healthcare, personally delivered Your doctor has requested that you have a cerebral angiogram. We hope the following information will answer some of the questions you may

More information

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Any further questions? Please contact the matron for Women s Health on 020 7288 5161 (answerphone) Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm. For more information: Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Recovering

More information

UNDERGOING OESOPHAGEAL STENT INSERTION

UNDERGOING OESOPHAGEAL STENT INSERTION UNDERGOING OESOPHAGEAL STENT INSERTION Information Leaflet Your Health. Our Priority. Page 2 of 5 Introduction This leaflet tells you about the procedure known as oesophageal stent insertion, explains

More information

The Children s Hospital Repair of a Perforated Eardrum (Myringoplasty) Information for parents

The Children s Hospital Repair of a Perforated Eardrum (Myringoplasty) Information for parents The Children s Hospital Repair of a Perforated Eardrum (Myringoplasty) Information for parents What is a perforated eardrum? A perforated eardrum means there is a hole in the eardrum. This may have been

More information

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) A patient s guide

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) A patient s guide Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) A patient s guide Valvular heart disease The heart is a muscle which pumps blood to your lungs and around the body. There are four valves within the heart.

More information

A PATIENT S GUIDE TO CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION

A PATIENT S GUIDE TO CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION A PATIENT S GUIDE TO CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION The science of medicine. The compassion to heal. This teaching booklet is designed to introduce you to cardiac catheterization. In the following pages, we will

More information

However, each person may be managed in a different way as bowel pattern is different in each person.

However, each person may be managed in a different way as bowel pattern is different in each person. Department of colorectal surgery Reversal of ileostomy A guide for patients Introduction This booklet is designed to tell you about your reversal of ileostomy operation and how your bowels might work after

More information

Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)

Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) Patient information Adnexal Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) Patient information about an operation to form a new tear drain between the eye and the nose when there has been a blockage What is dacryocystorhinostomy

More information

Women s Health. The TVT procedure. Information for patients

Women s Health. The TVT procedure. Information for patients Women s Health The TVT procedure Information for patients What is a TVT procedure? A TVT (Tension-free Vaginal Tape) procedure is an operation to help women with stress incontinence the leakage of urine

More information

A GUIDE TO HAVING PERCUTANEOUS TRANSHEPATIC CHOLANGIOGRAM (PTC) AND BILIARY DRAIN/DILATATION/STENTING

A GUIDE TO HAVING PERCUTANEOUS TRANSHEPATIC CHOLANGIOGRAM (PTC) AND BILIARY DRAIN/DILATATION/STENTING A GUIDE TO HAVING PERCUTANEOUS TRANSHEPATIC CHOLANGIOGRAM (PTC) AND BILIARY DRAIN/DILATATION/STENTING WHAT IS PERCUTANEOUS TRANSHEPATIC CHOLANGIOGRAM (PTC) AND BILIARY DRAIN/ DILATATION/STENTING? A percutaneous

More information

Patient Information Sheet

Patient Information Sheet TRANSURETHRAL RESECTION OF PROSTATE (TURP) Patient Information Sheet Department of Urology Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Homerton Row, London, E9 6SR Reviewed: June 2012 Next date:

More information

Local anaesthesia for your eye operation

Local anaesthesia for your eye operation Local anaesthesia for your eye operation Information for patients and families. www.anaesthesia.ie 1 This information leaflet is for anyone expecting to have an eye operation with a local anaesthetic.

More information

After care following insertion of a suprapubic catheter

After care following insertion of a suprapubic catheter Other formats After care following insertion of a suprapubic catheter If you need this information in another format such as audio tape or computer disk, Braille, large print, high contrast, British Sign

More information

Kidney Stone Owner s Manual

Kidney Stone Owner s Manual Kidney Owner s Manual Information for a kidney stone patient from a kidney stone patient WHAT S INSIDE? How the urinary system works...2 What is a kidney stone?...2 Will my kidney stone pass on its own?...3

More information

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) Delivering the best in care UHB is a no smoking Trust To see all of our current patient information leaflets please visit www.uhb.nhs.uk/patient-information-leaflets.htm

More information

Eye instructions. Golden Jubilee National Hospital NHS National Waiting Times Centre. Pre operative patient information guide

Eye instructions. Golden Jubilee National Hospital NHS National Waiting Times Centre. Pre operative patient information guide Golden Jubilee National Hospital NHS National Waiting Times Centre Eye instructions Pre operative patient information guide Agamemnon Street Clydebank, G81 4DY (: 0141 951 5000 www.nhsgoldenjubilee.co.uk

More information

Removal of the Submandibular Salivary Gland

Removal of the Submandibular Salivary Gland Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Removal of the Submandibular Salivary Gland Information for patients This leaflet will help you understand your treatment and should answer many of the questions

More information

Vesico-Vaginal Fistula

Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Saint Mary s Hospital The Warrell Unit Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Information For Patients Contents Page What is a vesico-vaginal fistula? 3 How does a fistula develop? 3 What tests will I need? 3 How can

More information

Biliary Stone Disease

Biliary Stone Disease Biliary Stone Disease Delivering the best in care UHB is a no smoking Trust To see all of our current patient information leaflets please visit www.uhb.nhs.uk/patient-information-leaflets.htm You have

More information

Beaumont Hospital. Varicose Veins. and their TREATMENT. Professor Austin Leahy, MCh, FRCS, FRCSI WWW.VEINCLINICSOFIRELAND.COM

Beaumont Hospital. Varicose Veins. and their TREATMENT. Professor Austin Leahy, MCh, FRCS, FRCSI WWW.VEINCLINICSOFIRELAND.COM Beaumont Hospital Varicose Veins and their TREATMENT Professor Austin Leahy, MCh, FRCS, FRCSI WWW.VEINCLINICSOFIRELAND.COM Department of Surgery Beaumont Hospital and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

More information

The Oxford Pain Management Unit Churchill Hospital and Horton General Hospital A guide to facet and sacroiliac joint injections

The Oxford Pain Management Unit Churchill Hospital and Horton General Hospital A guide to facet and sacroiliac joint injections Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust The Oxford Pain Management Unit Churchill Hospital and Horton General Hospital A guide to facet and sacroiliac joint injections Information for patients This information

More information

Hysteroscopy (Out Patient, Day Case or In Patient)

Hysteroscopy (Out Patient, Day Case or In Patient) Hysteroscopy (Out Patient, Day Case or In Patient) Exceptional healthcare, personally delivered Introduction This leaflet explains the procedure of hysteroscopy. If you have any other questions do not

More information

SYNTHETIC VAGINAL TAPES FOR STRESS INCONTINENCE INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

SYNTHETIC VAGINAL TAPES FOR STRESS INCONTINENCE INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS The British Association of Urological Surgeons 35-43 Lincoln s Inn Fields London WC2A 3PE Phone: Fax: Website: E-mail: +44 (0)20 7869 6950 +44 (0)20 7404 5048 www.baus.org.uk admin@baus.org.uk SYNTHETIC

More information

CORE BIOPSY OF THE BREAST

CORE BIOPSY OF THE BREAST CORE BIOPSY OF THE BREAST Information Leaflet Your Health. Our Priority. Page 2 of 5 What is a core biopsy of the breast? A core biopsy is a method of taking a small specimen of tissue from the breast.

More information

Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Endoscopy Unit

Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Endoscopy Unit Manchester Royal Infirmary Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Endoscopy Unit Information For Patients 2 You have been advised to have an endoscopic mucosal resection to your oesophagus (gullet) or stomach. This

More information

Trans Urethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) Trans Urethral Incision of the Prostate (TUIP) Department of Urology

Trans Urethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) Trans Urethral Incision of the Prostate (TUIP) Department of Urology Trans Urethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) Trans Urethral Incision of the Prostate (TUIP) Department of Urology Where is the Prostate Gland? The prostate gland sits below the bladder which lies behind

More information

Structual Fat Transfer (Fat Injection to the Breast) Musgrove Park Hospital is part of Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. Patient Information

Structual Fat Transfer (Fat Injection to the Breast) Musgrove Park Hospital is part of Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. Patient Information Structual Fat Transfer (Fat Injection to the Breast) Musgrove Park Hospital is part of Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust Patient Information Introduction This information is for patients undergoing

More information

Elective Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Elective Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy General Surgery Elective Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy This information aims to explain what will happen before, during and after your surgery to remove your gallbladder. It includes information about the

More information

You have been booked for a. Repair of HYDROCELE

You have been booked for a. Repair of HYDROCELE You have been booked for a Repair of HYDROCELE 1 This leaflet aims to give you information about your operation, your stay in hospital and advice when you go home. Some of the information may or may not

More information

Urethral Strictures. An information guide

Urethral Strictures. An information guide TO PROVIDE THE VERY BEST CARE FOR EACH PATIENT ON EVERY OCCASION Urethral Strictures An information guide hat is a urethra? he urethra is the tube or waterpipe through which urine flo rom the bladder to

More information

OUTPATIENT HYSTEROSCOPY SERVICES JASMINE SUITE

OUTPATIENT HYSTEROSCOPY SERVICES JASMINE SUITE OUTPATIENT HYSTEROSCOPY SERVICES JASMINE SUITE Information Leaflet Your Health. Our Priority. Page 2 of 6 This information is for patients having a hysteroscopy (diagnostic or operative). It explains what

More information

Having a urinary catheter information for men

Having a urinary catheter information for men Having a urinary catheter information for men This leaflet explains what a catheter is, why you need it and how you should look after it. If you have any further questions, please contact your district

More information

Prostate Template Biopsy for the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

Prostate Template Biopsy for the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer Prostate Template Biopsy for the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer Why choose template biopsy vs TRUS biopsy? It is a fact that the current standard-practice TRUS biopsy can be negative in up to one third of

More information

Guy s, King s and St Thomas Cancer Centre The Cancer Outpatient Clinic Maintenance BCG for nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer

Guy s, King s and St Thomas Cancer Centre The Cancer Outpatient Clinic Maintenance BCG for nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer Guy s, King s and St Thomas Cancer Centre The Cancer Outpatient Clinic Maintenance BCG for nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer This information sheet has been given to you to explain the use of maintenance

More information

Enhanced recovery programme (ERP) for patients undergoing bowel surgery

Enhanced recovery programme (ERP) for patients undergoing bowel surgery Enhanced recovery programme (ERP) for patients undergoing bowel surgery Information for patients, relatives and carers An enhanced recovery programme (ERP) has been established at Imperial College Healthcare

More information

Groin or inguinal lymph node dissection

Groin or inguinal lymph node dissection Department of plastic surgery Groin or inguinal lymph node dissection Groin lymph node dissection The surgery you are going to have is called groin or inguinal lymph node dissection. This means removing

More information

Your admission for day surgery

Your admission for day surgery Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust London Road Reading Berkshire RG1 5AN 0118 322 5111 (switchboard) West Berkshire Community Hospital London Road, Benham Hill Thatcham Berkshire RG18 3AS 01635 273300

More information

Information for patients who require Foam Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins

Information for patients who require Foam Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins Information for patients who require Foam Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins Why do I need treatment for varicose veins? Deep veins Everybody has 2 sets of veins in their legs. These are called the superficial

More information

Nephrostomy &/or Ureteric Stent Insertion PROCEDURAL CONSENT FORM. A. Interpreter / cultural needs. B. Procedure. C. Risks of the procedure

Nephrostomy &/or Ureteric Stent Insertion PROCEDURAL CONSENT FORM. A. Interpreter / cultural needs. B. Procedure. C. Risks of the procedure DO NOT WRITE IN THIS BINDING MARGIN v2.00-03/2011 SW9231 Facility: Nephrostomy &/or Ureteric Stent Insertion A. Interpreter / cultural needs An Interpreter Service is required? Yes No If Yes, is a qualified

More information

YOU AND YOUR ANAESTHETIC

YOU AND YOUR ANAESTHETIC YOU AND YOUR ANAESTHETIC Information Leaflet Your Health. Our Priority. Page 2 of 8 This leaflet aims to answer some of the questions you may have about your anaesthetic and contains fasting instructions.

More information

Enhanced recovery after laparoscopic surgery (ERALS) programme: patient information and advice 2

Enhanced recovery after laparoscopic surgery (ERALS) programme: patient information and advice 2 This booklet is funded by, and developed in collaboration between University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and Pfizer Limited. NPKAM0198 March 2014 Enhanced recovery after laparoscopic surgery

More information

Having a circumcision information for men

Having a circumcision information for men Having a circumcision information for men This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having a circumcision. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you

More information

Excision or Open Biopsy of a Breast Lump Your Operation Explained

Excision or Open Biopsy of a Breast Lump Your Operation Explained Excision or Open Biopsy of a Breast Lump Your Operation Explained Patient Information Introduction This leaflet tells you about the procedure known as excision or open biopsy of a breast lump. It explains

More information

ENDOSCOPY UNIT. Duodenum Stomach. Having an oesophageal stent. Patient information leaflet

ENDOSCOPY UNIT. Duodenum Stomach. Having an oesophageal stent. Patient information leaflet Trafford Hospitals ENDOSCOPY UNIT Gastroscope Oesophagus Lungs Duodenum Stomach Having an oesophageal stent Patient information leaflet If you are unable to keep your appointment, please telephone the

More information

Varicose Veins Operation. Patient information Leaflet

Varicose Veins Operation. Patient information Leaflet Varicose Veins Operation Patient information Leaflet 22 nd August 2014 WHAT IS VARICOSE VEIN SURGERY (HIGH LIGATION AND MULTIPLE AVULSIONS) The operation varies from case to case, depending on where the

More information

PICC- Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter PROCEDURAL CONSENT FORM. A. Interpreter / cultural needs. B. Procedure. C. Risks of the procedure

PICC- Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter PROCEDURAL CONSENT FORM. A. Interpreter / cultural needs. B. Procedure. C. Risks of the procedure DO NOT WRITE IN THIS BINDING MARGIN v3.00-03/2011 SW9266 Facility: PICC- Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter A. Interpreter / cultural needs An Interpreter Service is required? Yes No If Yes, is a qualified

More information