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.

Pilonidal sinus and recovery

Description:
This leaflet explains the treatment for your pilonidal sinus and your recovery.

Prolapse - perineal repair of rectal prolapse

Description:
This leaflet explains what a perineal repair of rectal prolapse, which may also be called a "Delorme's Operation" or an "Altemeier Procedure" is and why surgery may have been recommended for you. It explains the benefits, risks and any alternatives to surgery. It also explains what you can expect when you come to hospital

Pruritus ani - anal itching

Description:
This information sheet has been given to you to help answer some of the questions you may have about pruritus ani, or anal itching.

Recovering after your anal fissure operation

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer some frequently asked questions following an anal fissure operation.

Rectal bleeding clinic (flexible sigmoidoscopy)

Description:
This leaflet will explain what will happen when you come to attend the one-stop Rectal Bleed Clinic.

Sigmoidoscopy - Having a flexible sigmoidoscopy

Description:
A sigmoidoscopy is a routine test to examine the lining of your sigmoid colon. This is the lower part of your colon, also called your bowel or large intestine. This leaflet explains more about having a flexible sigmoidoscopy including the benefits, risks and any alternatives and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Surgical Assessment Unit

Description:
This leaflet explains more about the SAU service in Alan Apley Ward, 8th Floor North Wing (Green).

Surveillance colonoscopy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Description:
This leaflet explains more about surveillance colonoscopy for patients with long-standing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Video capsule endoscopy

Description:
This leaflet explains what to expect from having a video capsule endoscopy. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to a member of staff caring for you.

Video capsule endoscopy with CapsoCam®

Description:
This leaflet explains what to expect from having a video capsule endoscopy with CapsoCam ®. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to a member of staff caring for you.
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