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Radiologic Percutaneous Gastrostomy/Gastrojejunostomy (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink 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 - Traditional (264680), Farsi (264681), Punjabi (264682), Vietnamese (264683), French (264801)

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264368
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Paracentesis (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure paracentesis 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. Paracentesis is the removal of fluid from around the organs in your abdomen. This area is called the abdominal cavity. A build-up of fluid in the abdominal cavity is called ascites. There are a number of different reasons for this fluid build-up. You might already know why this has happened or this procedure might be done to help find out why. (English) Colour

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English (264545), French (264804)

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264545
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Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

Transjugular means to enter the body by way of the jugular vein. Intrahepatic means within the liver. Portosystemic means between the main portal vein and the hepatic vein. Shunt means creating a new connection for blood flow. A small mesh tube called a stent keeps the shunt open. We use this procedure to treat increased blood pressure within a group of veins in the abdomen called the portal veins (called portal hypertension). This pamphlet describes the procedure, who will be performing procedure, how to prepare, 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. (English) Colour

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266239
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Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters- Patient Information (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

This pamphlet describes what the filter is used for, why has it been put in place, possible unwanted effects, how long it stays in place, and contact information (English) Black & White

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266060
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Facet Rhizotomy (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

The facet is the joint on the side of each vertebra. A rhizotomy (say rye-zot-oh-mee) is a procedure to cut or sever the nerve root at certain facets. The procedure uses high-frequency radio waves to create a heat that destroys the nerve. We call this radiofrequency ablation (say ah-blay-shun). This pamphlet describes the procedure, who will be performing procedure, how to prepare, 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. (English) Colour

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266240
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Cryoablation: Liver or Kidney (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

Cryoablation is a way to treat growths and tumours, either benign or cancer. It uses extreme cold to kill the tissue cells. Here we refer to treating tumours in the liver or kidneys. An interventional radiologist (a doctor who specializes in image-guided procedures using x-ray, fluoroscopy, and CT scanning) does the procedure. (English) Colour

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266822
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Esophageal Stent Placement (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

An esophageal stent is placed to open the esophagus where there is a narrowing or blockage. An interventional radiologist does the procedure. This doctor specializes in image-guided procedures and uses fluoroscopy for this procedure. (English) Colour

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267152
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Colorectal Stent Placement (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

A colorectal stent is placed to open the bowel where there is a narrowing or blockage. An interventional radiologist does the procedure. This doctor specializes in image-guided procedures and uses fluoroscopy for this procedure. (English) Colour

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267153
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Cryoablation Lung [English] Permalink Public

Cryoablation is a way to treat growths and tumours, which are benign or cancerous. It uses extreme cold to freeze and shrink, or kill the tumour. In this case, this is a way to treat tumours in the lung. An interventional radiologist does the procedure. This doctor specializes in image-guided procedures and uses CT scanning for this procedure. (English) Colour

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267150
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Microwave Ablation: Lung (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

Microwaves are used to heat and destroy lung tumours, either benign or cancer. An interventional radiologist does the procedure. This doctor specializes in image-guided procedures and often uses CT scanning for this procedure. (English) Colour

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