Gastroenterology and hepatology patient leaflets

 

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Adalimumab for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Description:
The leaflet aims to give you information and answer your questions about taking adalimumab (Humira®) to treat your IBD.

Anti-MAP therapy for Crohns

Description:
The leaflet aims to answer your questions about taking anti-MAP therapy

Appendicectomy

Description:
Information leaflet about having an appendicectomy (having your appendix removed) to treat appendicitis at Guy's and St Thomas'.

Azathioprine and mercaptopurine for IBD

Description:
The leaflet aims to answer your questions about taking azathioprine or mercaptopurine for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Colonoscopy - Having a colonoscopy

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having a colonoscopy, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Diet advice and bowel preparation for your colonoscopy

Description:
Information leaflet on preparing for a colonoscopy investigation at Guy's and St Thomas'.

Endoscopy - using Entonox for your endoscopy procedure

Description:
This leaflet explains more about the use of Entonox® gas for pain relief during your endoscopy procedure, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives. I

ERCP - Having an endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatogram

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about having an ERCP. It explains what it is, why it is done, the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Faecal microbiota (stool) transplantation (FMT)

Description:
This leaflet explains more about faecal microbiota transplantation, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Gastric - Intra-gastric balloon insertion

Description:
Information leaflet about having an intra-gastric balloon inserted at Guy's and St Thomas', to help you control your diet.
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