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  • Facet Rhizotomy (Lower Mainland) [English] 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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    Printshop Number:
    266240
  • Vertebroplasty (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    A brief description of 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. We use a procedure like this to treat breaks in the tailbone or sacrum (Sacroplasty) and socket of the hip or acetabulum (Acetabuloplasty). (English) Colour

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    Printshop Number:
    266571
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block in Medical Imaging (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    A brief description of the procedure done in Medical Imaging, 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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    Printshop Number:
    266250
  • Spine Biopsy in Medical Imaging (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    A spine biopsy is a way of taking a small sample of bone from your spine using a special needle. The sample is examined for infection, cancer, or other bone disorders. A radiologist who specializes in image guided procedures uses fluoroscopy or CT scanning to do the biopsy. (English) Black & White

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    Printshop Number:
    266158
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