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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.

Having a haemorrhoid operation

Description:
This leaflet explains what an operation to remove your haemorrhoids involves, the risks, benefits and alternatives, and what you can expect during your procedure.

Having an operation to treat your anal fissure

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

Hepatology service

Description:
This leaflet gives more information about the Hepatology Service.

IBD Service

Description:
This booklet is an introduction to the inflammatory bowel disease service, and gives key information about the condition and treatment.

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.

Intra-gastric balloon insertion aftercare advice

Description:
Aftercare advice for patients who have had an intra-gastric balloon insertion.

Intra-gastric balloon removal

Description:
This leaflet answers some of your questions about having an intra-gastric balloon removed, and explains what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy - information for inpatients

Description:
This leaflet provides information about having a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication

Description:
This leaflet explains more about laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, including the benefits, risks, and any alternatives. It also provides information on what you can expect when you come to hospital.

LINX® system for the treatment of chronic reflux

Description:
This leaflet explains more about LINX®, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives. It also provides information about what you can expect when you come to hospital.
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