A-Z of patient leaflets by title

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This page lists patient leaflets by their title. Please use the A-Z below to find the leaflets relevant to you.

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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy - information for inpatients

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

Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy - Information for patients

Description:
This leaflet explains what a laparoscopic radical nephrectomy is. It includes information about the benefits and risks of the surgery, whether there are any alternatives, and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Laparoscopy - Having a laparoscopy

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having a laparoscopy. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Laparoscopy - Operative Laparoscopy

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about having a laparoscopic procedure. It should be read along with the leaflet entitled Having a laparoscopy, which explains the surgery in more detail.

Larynx and vocal cords examination in the combined voice clinic

Description:
If you have been asked to attend the combined voice clinic for an examination of your larynx (voice box) and vocal cords, this leaflet aims to answer some of the questions you may have.

Larynx and vocal cords examination in the speech and language therapy led voice clinic

Description:
If you have been asked to attend the speech and language therapist led voice clinic for an examination of your larynx (voice box) and vocal cords, this leaflet aims to answer some of the questions you may have.

Laser iridoplasty

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to answer some of the questions you may have about having a laser iridoplasty. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Laser peripheral iridotomy - Information for patients

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to answer some of the questions you may haveabout having a laser peripheral iridotomy. It explains the benefits, risks and alternativesof the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Leech therapy

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about having leech therapy. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Leg amputation

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about having a leg amputation. It explains why your surgeon has recommended this operation and the risks of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Leukaemia - Your haemato-oncology team - Information for patients with leukaemia

Description:
Your haemato-oncology team Information for patients with leukaemia

lidocaine in lutrol gel for pain relief

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about using lidocaine 2%w/v in LutrolĀ® F127 24%w/v sterile gel (lidocaine in LutrolĀ® gel) to treat your wound.

Lithotripsy - Treatment for kidney stones

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having lithotripsy to treat your kidney stones. It describes the benefits, risks, alternatives and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Little book about kidneys

Description:
This book supports adults to explain their kidney failure to children.

Living with Hidradenitis Supparativa (HS).

Description:
This leaflet is a guide to coping with the emotional and practical effects of Hidradenitis Supparativa (HS).

Local anaesthetic testing

Description:
This leaflet will answer some of the questions you may have about having a local anaesthetic allergy test. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives to the procedure, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Long-term oxygen therapy

Description:
This leaflet provides information for patients and their relatives about how best to use long-term oxygen therapy at home. If you have any further questions, please speak to a doctor or nurse caring for you.

Looking after your socks

Description:
This leaflet gives you information about looking after the socks that you will be given following your amputation.

Looking after your wound that has been glued

Description:
This leaflet gives you information on how to look after your wound.

Loop diathermy under local or general anaesthetic following a colposcopy

Description:
This leaflet provides information about having a loop diathermy, which is also known as a large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ). It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Loopogram

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

Low iodine diet

Description:
This diet is suitable for people who are to be treated with radioactive iodine. This information leaflet explains the reasons for limiting foods that are high in iodine and suggests low iodine alternatives.

Low-dye strapping

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

Lowering your cholesterol: first steps

Description:
If you have been diagnosed with a high cholesterol level, this leaflet explains some simple changes you can make to your diet and lifestyle to help to lower it.

Lowering your cholesterol: next steps

Description:
You will find this diet sheet useful if you have already reduced the amount of saturated fats in your diet and would like some more ideas on how to lower your cholesterol.
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