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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.

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.

Surgery for perianal abscess

Description:
This leaflet explains the treatment for your perianal abscess and your recovery afterwards. If you have any questions, please speak to a member of staff caring for you.

Surgery for testiclur torsion

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having emergency surgery for testicular torsion

Surgery to treat a pilonidal sinus

Description:
Surgery can be used to treat a pilonidal sinus, find information on what to expect and your recovery.

Surveillance colonoscopy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

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

Transnasal endoscopy examination

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having a transnasal endoscopy (TNE), specifically for viewing the oesophagus, stomach and small intestine.

Transvaginal rectocoele and levatorplasty

Description:
This leaflet explains what a rectocoele repair and levatorplasty is and why surgery may have been recommended for you.

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.
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