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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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  • Abdominal Drainage (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure abdominal 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. Abdominal drainage is the removal of fluid that has collected in the abdomen (called ascites). Abdominal drainage is also done to remove fluid from an abscess in the abdomen. (English) Colour

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    English (264609), French (264805)

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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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  • Nephrostomy Tube (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure nephrostomy tube 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 thin plastic tube that goes through the skin of your lower back directly into a kidney. This tube drains urine from the kidney when urine cannot flow normally. X-ray, ultrasound, and fluoroscopy are used to guide the procedure. (English) Colour

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    English (264652), French (264799)

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  • Tunnelled Hemodialysis Line (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure tunnelled hemodialysis line 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 special intravenous catheter placed under the skin (tunneled) into a larger vein in the neck or upper chest. The catheter is sometimes called a PermcathTM. Typically, this is used for people who need regular blood transfusions or who have chronic renal failure and need hemodialysis. The dialysis catheter has two openings called ports. The ports allow for the rapid exchange of blood needed for hemodialysis.The dialysis catheter stays in place for as long as is needed (for months in some situations). (English) Colour

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    English (264610), Arabic (264672), Chinese - Simplified (264673), Chinese (264674), Persian - Farsi (264675), Punjabi (264676), Vietnamese (264677), French (264802)

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  • Thoracentesis (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure thoracentesis 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. Thoracentesis is the removal of fluid from around a lung. A build-up of fluid around a lung can make breathing difficult. Removing the fluid should help you feel better. (English) Colour

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    English (264631)

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  • Ovarian Vein Embolization (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure ovarian vein 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 procedure treats enlarged veins in the lower abdomen, called pelvic congestion syndrome. The syndrome is similar to varicose veins in the leg. The veins in the lower abdomen become weakened and do not properly drain blood from the area. The veins bulge with the pressure. This is a painful condition.This procedure closes off the faulty veins without surgery (called ‘embolization’). When the vein is blocked, your body naturally finds other veins to drain blood from the lower abdomen. (English) Colour

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    English (264635)

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