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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

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

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 inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

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

Azathioprine for autoimmune hepatitis

Description:
Taking azathiprine medication to treat autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) - what it is, how to take it and side effects

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.

Colonoscopy aftercare advice

Description:
Aftercare advice for patients who have had a colonoscopy with polypectomy, or a colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy.

Diet advice and bowel preparation for your colonoscopy

Description:
This information will walk you through what you'll need to do in the days before your colonoscopy, including what to eat and drink, what to avoid, and any medication you'll need to stop taking, or take in preparation.

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage

Description:
This leaflet explains more about EUS drainage, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives.

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.
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