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Title - Health PassportDescription - A guide for Nursing and Medical Staff before they help you.
- Sanderson Suite
Title - Base of thumb replacementDescription - Discharge advice for patients following base of thumb replacement.
Title - Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery)Description - Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is cosmetic surgery to remove excess skin or fat from the eyelids. The aim is to improve hooded or drooping eyelids or eye bags. A blepharoplasty can be done under local anaesthetic with sedation or under general anaesthetic.
Title - Eye LesionsDescription - Your surgery today was to remove the lesion on your eye.
Title - Glaucoma SurgeryDescription - Glaucoma Surgery (A drainage operation for raised pressure in the eye).
Title - Joint InjectionsDescription - Advice for patients having an injection into a joint.
Title - Laparoscopic CholecystectomyDescription - Gallbladder removal surgery, also known as a cholecystectomy, is a very common procedure. The gallbladder is a small, pouch-like organ in the upper right part of your tummy. It stores bile, a fluid produced by the liver that helps break down fatty foods. You do not need a gallbladder, so surgery to take it out is often recommended if you develop any problems with it.
Title - Mastoid SurgeryDescription - About open cavity mastoidectomy: how does the ear work
Title - Penile Biopsy (skin lesion)Description - Details of the procedure: You may have a full general anaesthetic (where you are asleep) although, most commonly, the procedure is done under local anaesthetic (with you awake) if local anaesthetic is being used, the injection causes some discomfort and the needle prick is painful (like a “bee sting”).The skin lesion will be removed or incised using a scalpel or electric current, we use dissolvable stitches to close the skin; these normally disappear within two to three weeks. Occasionally, we use a biopsy needle to get tissue for analysis, without the need for an incision or stitches.
Title - Plastic Surgery Day CaseDescription - Discharge information for plastic surgery day case patients.
Title - Toenail SurgeryDescription - You are having an operation for ingrowing toe-nail/s today. This is when the side of the nail cuts into the skin, and becomes painful and/or infected. All toes can be affected, but it is more common in big toes. Part of the nail can be removed or all the nail. The nail bed can also be removed and this will usually be decided in clinic.
- Sexual Health
- Stroke Services
- Surgical Care
Title - Discharge AdviceDescription - Having an operation can be a stressful experience both physically and emotionally. Our aim is to get you back to full health as quickly as possible. Research indicates that the earlier you get out of bed walking and eating/drinking after your operation the better. Discharge home from hospital could be 4 or 5 days after your operation. It is therefore important to plan and prepare for your discharge home before coming into hospital.
Title - Information booklet for patients undergoing a planned bowel resection, including Enhanced RecoveryDescription - We have implemented elements of an “Enhanced Recovery Programme” for patients having planned bowel operations. The aim of an Enhanced Recovery Programme is to promote health and a return to feeling well as quickly as possible after surgery.
Title - Patient DiaryDescription - We invite you to return your diary when you are discharged.