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.

If you are not sure which leaflet titles are relevant to you, see our list of leaflets grouped by department/topic.

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Vacuum assisted mammotome (VAM) removal of a breast lump

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having an ultrasound-guided removal of a breast lump, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Vaginal brachytherapy

Description:
This leaflet gives information about what vaginal brachytherapy is, the risks and benefits, and what you can expect when you get to hospital.

Vardenafil - Male Cardiovascular Health Clinic

Description:
This information sheet aims to answer some of the questions you may have about using vardenafil to treat your erectile dysfunction.

Varicose veins

Description:
The aim of this leaflet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about varicose veins and their treatment.

Vascular access one-stop clinic

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having what happens in the vascular access one-stop clinic.

Vascular Unit

Description:
This leaflet gives you information specific to the Vascular Unit. The Vascular Unit at Guy's and St Thomas' offers the full range of procedures for up-to-date treatment of vascular disease (conditions affecting the circulation/blood vessels).

Velopharyngeal dysfunction - Information for parents and carers

Description:
A leaflet for the parents of a child with velopharyngeal dysfunction (a speech difficulty relating to the soft palate)

Velopharyngeal dysnfunction - Information for adult patients

Description:
A leaflet about velopharyngeal dysfunction (a speech difficulty relating to the soft palate)

Venlafaxine XL for narcolepsy

Description:
The purpose of this leaflet is to provide you with some information about venlafaxine XL which has been prescribed to treat your cataplexy.

Veno-venous (VV) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

Description:
Information leaflet about extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives to the therapy.

Veno-venous (VV) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) - Post-procedure information

Description:
Information leaflet about why a patient may have had veno-venous (VV) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and what to expect afterwards.

Verteporfin and photodynamic therapy for central serous chorioretinopathy

Description:
This leaflet explains more about the use of verteporfin and photodynamic therapy (also called PDT) for the treatment of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR). It includes information about the benefits, risks and any alternatives, and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Vesico Ureteric Reflux (VUR)

Description:
This leaflet explains more about vesico ureteric reflux (VUR), including what it is, how it is diagnosed, and the available treatment options.

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.

Video capsule endoscopy with CapsoCam®

Description:
This leaflet explains what to expect from having a video capsule endoscopy with CapsoCam ®. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to a member of staff caring for you.

Videofluoroscopy to assess your swallowing

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

Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) test

Description:
This information sheet has been given to you to help answer some of the questions you may have about having a Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) test.

Visual field assessment

Description:
This leaflet gives you information about the tests involved in a visual field assessment.

Vital 5

Description:
Improving your health in 5 vital areas to help you stay healthy.

Vitamin K and your newborn baby

Description:
This leaflet explains why we advise extra vitamin K to be given to your baby once they are born.

Vitrectomy

Description:
This leaflet is for patients who need a vitrectomy to repair their retinal detachment. It explains what the surgery involves and the risks and benefits of the operation.

Vitreo retinal surgery posturing instructions

Description:
Information about your recovery from your vitreoretinal surgery.

Vitreo-retinal surgery - going home after surgery

Description:
This leaflet explains more about returning to your everyday activities after your vitreo-retinal surgery.

Vocal cord surgery recovery

Description:
This leaflet gives advice and information on recovering from vocal cord surgery.

Voice care after intubation in intensive care

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to answer some of the questions you may have about changes to your voice after ventilation in intensive care.
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