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  • Radiologic Percutaneous Gastrostomy/Gastrojejunostomy (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure radiologic percutaneous gastrostomy/gastrojejunostomy including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. Radiologic Percutaneous Gastrostomy is a procedure where a special tube called a gastrostomy tube (G tube) is put into the stomach by going through the skin of the abdomen using X-ray to guide the procedure. (English) Colour

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    English (264368), Arabic (264678), Chinese - Simplified (264679), Chinese (264680), Persian - Farsi (264681), Punjabi (264682), Vietnamese (264683), French (264801)

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  • Liver Biopsy (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    A pre/post pamphlet including a brief description of medical imaging procedure, who will be performing procedure, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure, will it hurt?, how long it will take, risks or complications, what happens afterwards, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems.A liver biopsy is a way of taking a small piece of tissue from your liver using a special needle. A liver biopsy is done to check for any abnormalities seen on other tests you might have had (such as an ultrasound, x-ray, CT scan, or blood tests). It is also done to find the cause of jaundice, or to check for cirrhosis, hepatitis or liver cancer. (English) Colour

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    English (264473), Arabic (264684), Chinese - Simplified (264685), Chinese (264686), Persian - Farsi (264687), Punjabi (264688), Vietnamese (264689), French (264800)

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  • Ultrasound Guided Prostate Biopsy (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure ultrasound guided prostate biopsy including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. A biopsy is a way of taking a small piece of tissue from your prostate. A prostate biopsy is done to check for any abnormalities found during a rectal exam or when you have an increased PSA result.We use ultrasound to locate the spot to biopsy. Depending on the area to be examined, up to 12 tissue samples can be taken. The samples are examined under a microscope for a diagnosis. (English) Colour

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    English (264605)

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  • Fistuloplasty (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure fistuloplasty including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. A fistuloplasty is a procedure to open up the narrowed blood vessel making up the fistula. We insert and slowly inflate a special balloon to slowly stretch the blood vessel. This improves blood flow, resulting in improved hemodialysis. (English) Colour

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    English (264474)

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  • Lung Biopsy (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure lung biopsy including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. A biopsy is a way of taking a small piece of tissue from your lung. We use CT scan or Fluoroscopy to locate the spot to biopsy. The tissue sample is examined under a microscope for a diagnosis. A lung biopsy is done to check for any abnormalities seen on other tests such as chest x-ray or a CT scan. (English) Colour

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    English (264603)

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  • Radial Artery Sheath (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure radial artery sheath including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. Your doctor or specialist wants you to have an interventional procedure. The procedure requires access to the inside of your body through an artery. We use an artery in your wrist called the radial artery. A small thin hollow tube called sheath is inserted through your skin into the radial artery. The sheath is then used for the interventional procedure. (English) Colour

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    English (264637)

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  • Varicocele Embolization (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure varicocele embolization including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. A varicocele is when the vein in the scrotum that drains blood from a testicle becomes enlarged. This is similar to varicose veins in the leg. A varicocele can cause pain, swelling, and affect your fertility. This procedure closes off the enlarged vein without surgery (called ‘embolization’). When the vein is blocked, your body naturally finds other veins to drain blood from the testicle. (English) Colour

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    English (264634)

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  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure uterine fibroid embolization including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. This is a procedure that closes off the blood supply to fibroids that are inside the uterus (called ‘embolization’). When we slow down or block the blood supply, the fibroid stops growing. Any bleeding and or pressure you have should be less or go away. (English) Colour

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    English (264546)

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  • Fallopian Tube Recanilization (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure fallopian tube recanalization including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. Normally, eggs produced by the ovaries, pass down fine, narrow tubes called the fallopian tubes, to reach the uterus. If either or both of these tubes are blocked, the chances of becoming pregnant are reduced. Sometimes the block is only a plug of mucus. The tube can be flushed out by passing a tiny, flexible tube, called a catheter, through the neck of the womb (uterus) and up into the fallopian tube. Recanalization is the medical term for reopening the blocked fallopian tube. (English) Colour

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    English (264632)

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  • Biliary Drainage (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure biliary drainage including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. Biliary drainage is a procedure to drain bile from your liver. Your liver makes bile and is needed to help you digest food. Normally, the bile ducts carry bile from your liver to your bowel, temporarily storing bile in the gallbladder. (English) Colour

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    English (264615), French (264803)

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