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Vaginal Myomectomy (Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre) [English] Permalink Public

A vaginal myomectomy is surgery to remove fibroids from inside your uterus. Fibroids are growths in the muscle of the uterus. They can grow on the inside of the uterus. Fibroids are often painless, but in some women may cause severe pain. Fibroids may also cause a lot of bleeding, infertility, and miscarriages. (English) Black & White

Catalogue Number:
104657
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D&C and Hysteroscopy (Chilliwack General Hospital) [English] Permalink Public

A D&C, which stands for Dilation and Curettage, is a procedure where the cervix is stretched and the lining of the uterus (womb) is scraped. With a hysteroscopy, a long slender lighted tube is passed into the uterus (womb), enabling the surgeon to visualize the inside of the uterus and the cervix. This factsheet has information on home care and under what conditions to notify your doctor. (English) Black & White

Catalogue Number:
262513
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Hysterectomy or Vaginal Repair Surgery (Chilliwack General Hospital) [English] Permalink Under Revision

A factsheet listing both permitted and discouraged activities following this procedure at Chilliwack General. (English) Black & White

Catalogue Number:
262597
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Laser Vaporization of the Prostate (Chilliwack General Hospital) [English] Permalink Public

Laser vaporization of the prostate involves the surgical removal of the inner portion of the prostate. A tube is passed through the urethra to the prostate, where a laser is then inserted to remove it. This factsheet has information on the procedure and what one can expect after being discharged. (English) Black & White

Catalogue Number:
262607
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Drain Care after Breast Surgery [English] Permalink Public

After breast and axilla (armpit) surgery you could have one or more drains. The drain removes old blood and fluid that can collect after surgery. This sheet gives instructions for how to care for the drain(s) at home. (English) Black & White

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English (264038), Arabic (267756), Chinese - Simplified (267757), Korean (267758), Punjabi (267759)

Catalogue Number:
264038
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Chlorhexidine Skin Cleaning before Surgery (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

When you clean your skin before surgery, you help reduce the chances of getting an infection. This sheet provides information on steps for cleaning your skin. (English) Colour

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English (265289), Chinese - Traditional (265805), Chinese - Simplified (265804), Punjabi (265806)

Catalogue Number:
265289
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Surgical Breast Biopsy - Your Surgery and Recovery at Home (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

A surgical breast biopsy is done in the Operating Room. You are given either a general anesthetic (medicine that puts you in a very deep sleep) or a sedative. The surgeon injects numbing medicine to ‘freeze’ the breast. The surgeon then makes a small cut (incision) in the breast and locates the mass. The tissue is removed and sent to the hospital laboratory to examine for abnormalities. Replaces catalogue #265493 (English) Black & White

Catalogue Number:
265591
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Thyroid Surgery - Your Surgery and Recovery at Home (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

Information for patients having elective thyroid surgery. The thyroid gland (or part of it) can be removed for a couple of reasons, including a growth (tumour) that could be cancer or not (benign). You usually go home the same day or the next day. This depends on the type of surgery, your health before surgery, and your recovery. Replaces catalogue #265501 (English) Colour

Catalogue Number:
265603
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Pilonidal Cyst Removal - Your Surgery and Recovery at Home (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

You have a pilonidal cyst near your tailbone, just above your buttocks, that needs to be drained and removed. The surgeon cuts around the cyst and removes it along with surrounding tissue. The surgery usually takes about 1 hour. You usually go home the same day. This depends on your health before surgery and your recovery. Replaces catalogue #265500 (English) Colour

Catalogue Number:
265601
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Parathyroid Surgery - Your Surgery and Recovery at Home (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

You are having surgery (an operation) to remove 1 or more of your parathyroid glands (parathyroidectomy). The parathyroid glands are located right behind your thyroid gland in your neck. These glands produce parathyroid hormone. This hormone controls the levels of calcium in the body. These glands are usually removed if they are making too much parathyroid hormone because the gland is not working properly or a growth (tumour) that could be cancer or not (benign). Replaces catalogue # 265499 (English) Colour

Catalogue Number:
265600
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