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  • Appendix Surgery - Appendectomy (Eagle Ridge Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital) [English] Public

    Description of what appendectomy is and post operative information. The appendix is a small, hollow pouch that hangs down from the large intestine (bowel). It is located in the lower right part of your belly. This surgery is done to remove an infected appendix (appendicitis). (English) Colour

    Printing Cost:
    $0.12 (B&W) $0.72 (Colour)
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Printshop Number:
    265483
  • Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy) (Eagle Ridge Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital) [English] Public

    Description of gallbladder surgery and post operative information. You are having surgery (an operation) to remove your gallbladder. The gallbladder is usually removed if people have problems with gallstones. Gallstones form in the gallbladder from cholesterol and bile salts. These ‘stones’ can block the flow of bile out of the gallbladder. If this happens, the gallbladder swells up, resulting in sharp abdominal pain, indigestion, or throwing up (vomiting). For most people, digestion of fat is not affected with the gallbladder removed. Bile just flows directly from the liver to the intestines. (English) Colour

    Printing Cost:
    $0.18 (B&W) $1.08 (Colour)
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Printshop Number:
    265484
  • Spleen Surgery (Splenectomy) (Eagle Ridge Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital) [English] Public

    Description of surgery to remove spleen and post operative information, recovery at home.You are having surgery (an operation) to remove your spleen. The spleen sits under your ribs on the upper left side of your abdomen. This organ filters blood, removing old or damaged red blood cells. It also helps fight infection. (English) Colour

    Printing Cost:
    $0.18 (B&W) $1.08 (Colour)
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Printshop Number:
    265485
  • Breast Cancer Surgery (Eagle Ridge Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital) [English] Public

    There are several surgeries to treat breast cancer. The type of breast surgery you have depends on many things, such as the size of your tumour, the type of cancer you have, where your tumour is on your breast, size of your breast, your age, your health, your personal choice. You and the breast surgeon review the options and decide which surgery is best. (English) Colour

    Printing Cost:
    $0.18 (B&W) $1.08 (Colour)
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Printshop Number:
    253154
  • Surgical Breast Biopsy - Your Surgery and Recovery at Home (Royal Columbian Hospital) [English] 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. (English) Black & White

    Printing Cost:
    $0.06 (B&W)
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Printshop Number:
    265493
  • Appendix Surgery - Appendectomy (Fraser Health) [English] Public

    Description of what appendectomy is and post operative information. The appendix is a small, hollow pouch that hangs down from the large intestine (bowel). It is located in the lower right part of your belly. This surgery is done to remove an infected appendix (appendicitis). (English) Colour

    Printing Cost:
    $0.12 (B&W) $0.72 (Colour)
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Printshop Number:
    265588
  • Breast Cancer Surgery (Fraser Health) [English] Public

    There are several surgeries to treat breast cancer. The type of breast surgery you have depends on many things, such as the size of your tumour, the type of cancer you have, where your tumour is on your breast, size of your breast, your age, your health, your personal choice. You and the breast surgeon review the options and decide which surgery is best. (English) Colour

    Printing Cost:
    $0.36 (B&W) $2.16 (Colour)
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Printshop Number:
    265590
  • Surgical Breast Biopsy - Your Surgery and Recovery at Home (Fraser Health) [English] 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. (English) Black & White

    Printing Cost:
    $0.06 (B&W)
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Printshop Number:
    265591
  • Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy) (Fraser Health) [English] Public

    Description of gallbladder surgery and post operative information. You are having surgery (an operation) to remove your gallbladder. The gallbladder is usually removed if people have problems with gallstones. Gallstones form in the gallbladder from cholesterol and bile salts. These ‘stones’ can block the flow of bile out of the gallbladder. If this happens, the gallbladder swells up, resulting in sharp abdominal pain, indigestion, or throwing up (vomiting). For most people, digestion of fat is not affected with the gallbladder removed. Bile just flows directly from the liver to the intestines. (English) Colour

    Printing Cost:
    $0.36 (B&W) $2.16 (Colour)
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Printshop Number:
    265593
  • Spleen Surgery (Splenectomy) (Fraser Health) [English] Public

    Description of surgery to remove spleen and post operative information, recovery at home.You are having surgery (an operation) to remove your spleen. The spleen sits under your ribs on the upper left side of your abdomen. This organ filters blood, removing old or damaged red blood cells. It also helps fight infection. (English) Colour

    Printing Cost:
    $0.36 (B&W) $2.16 (Colour)
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Printshop Number:
    265602

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