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  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) (Lower Mainland) [English] 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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    Printshop Number:
    266239
  • Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters- Patient Information (Lower Mainland) [English] 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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    Printshop Number:
    266060
  • Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI) (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    It is a procedure which involves injecting corticosteroids (steroids) and local anesthetic (similar to dental freezing) into the epidural space, around the spinal cord. This is a common treatment for many types of low back and leg pain. Some people need a series of injections spread of a period of time. An interventional radiologist does the procedure (a doctor who specializes in image guided procedures using x-ray, fluoroscopy, or CT scan). (English) Colour

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    Printshop Number:
    266157
  • Suprapubic Catheter - Putting one in place (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 (English) Colour

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    Printshop Number:
    266153
  • Facet Joint Injection (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This procedure involves injecting a small amount of local anesthetic (similar to dental freezing) and/or steroid medication around a facet joint. Facet joints are small joints on the sides of bones that make up your spine, called vertebrae. An interventional radiologist does the procedure (a doctor who specializes in image guided procedures using x-ray and fluoroscopy) (English) Black & White

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    Printshop Number:
    266165
  • Tunnelled Drainage Catheter for Ascites (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure: tunnelled Drainage Catheter for Ascites. It includes 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 type of flexible tubing that is used to drain the fluid (ascites) collecting in your belly (abdomen). One end of the catheter stays inside your body and the other end connects to a drainage container (bottle or bag). The bag drains the fluid by gravity. The bottle drains by a vacuum from within the bottle. (English) Colour

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    Printshop Number:
    266195
  • 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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    $0.06 (B&W) $0.36 (Colour)
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Printshop Number:
    266240
  • Radiofrequency Ablation: Liver or Kidney (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This pamphlet provides a brief description of this medical imaging procedure. It includes 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. (English) Colour

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    $0.06 (B&W) $0.36 (Colour)
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Printshop Number:
    266196
  • Microwave Ablation: Liver or Kidney (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This pamphlet provides a brief description of this medical imaging procedure. It includes 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. (English) Black & White

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    $0.06 (B&W)
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    50
    Printshop Number:
    266197
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This procedure involves injecting a small amount of local anesthetic (similar to dental freezing) combined with steroid medication around the sacroiliac (SI) joint. The injection helps block the pain and reduces the inflammation for a short time. An interventional radiologist does the procedure (a doctor who specializes in image guided procedures using fluoroscopy and CT scanning). (English) Colour

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    $0.06 (B&W) $0.36 (Colour)
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Printshop Number:
    266198

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