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GI surgery - information for patients


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

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


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

Azathioprine and mercaptopurine for IBD

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

Gastric - Intra-gastric balloon insertion

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

Gastrointestinal short stay service on Nightingale Ward

This leaflet explains more about the care you will receive after your surgery under the short stay surgical service provided on Nightingale Ward.

GI unit (Northumberland and Page wards)

This information sheet gives you information specific to the GI unit, including who works there, what you can expect, and information for visitors.

Having a Colonic Transit Study

This leaflet provides information about having a colonic transit study.

Having a fibroscan in Gastroenterology

This information sheet has been given to you to explain what a fibroscan involves and why it is being recommended for you.

Having an operation to treat your anal fissure

This leaflet explains what an anal fissure is and why surgery may have been recommended for you.

Hepatology service

This leaflet gives more information about the Hepatology Service.
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