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  • 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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    Printshop Number:
    266198
  • Chemoembolization Treating Liver Tumours (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    Chemoembolization (say kee-mo-em-bol-eye-zay-shun) is a therapy used to treat liver tumours. You might hear it called transarterial chemoembolization (or TACE) – transarterial means through arteries. This therapy might be used along with surgery or ablation treatments. An interventional radiologist does the chemoembolization procedure (a doctor who specializes in image guided procedures using x-ray and fluoroscopy). (English) Colour

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    Printshop Number:
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  • 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
  • Medial Branch Block [English] Public

    Medial branch nerves are small nerves connected to facet joints in the spine. The nerves carry pain signals from the joint to the brain. 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:
    266238
  • Possible Skin Reactions after Fluoroscopy-Guided Procedures (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    A pamphlet highlighting the possible skin reactions that might occur post fluoroscopy-guided procedures. It outlines the symptoms, what to do if you get a reaction, what not to do and when to get help. (English) Colour

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    Printshop Number:
    266033
  • Pudendal Nerve Block [English] Public

    This procedure involves injecting a small amount of local anesthetic (similar to dental freezing), with or without steroid medication, around the pudendal nerve (the main nerve in your pelvis). The pudendal nerve carries feelings to and from the groin, the vagina (women), the scrotum (men) and lower buttocks or backside. The block is most often done for people who have pain when sitting. (English) Colour

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    Printshop Number:
    266230
  • Celiac Plexus Block [English] Public

    This procedure helps ease abdomen (belly) pain caused from such things as cancer or chronic pancreatitis. The celiac (or solar) plexus is a bundle of nerves in the upper abdomen near the aorta (main artery in your abdomen). The nerves send pain messages from your abdomen to your brain. Blocking these nerves can help ease the pain. (English) Colour

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    Printshop Number:
    266231
  • Bone Ablation (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    Bone ablation (say ah-blay-shun) is a procedure that treats benign bone tumors (osteoid osteoma). For malignant tumors, ablation slows the progress and reduces the size of the tumor. Ablation also helps relieve pain caused by bone tumors. The radiologist uses CT scanning to do this procedure. (English) Colour

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    Printshop Number:
    266167
  • Cerebral Angiogram (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) Black & White

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    Printshop Number:
    266152
  • Caring for a Wound Treated with Skin Glue (Fraser Health) [English] Public

    Skin glue, also called liquid stitches or suture glue, is a special medical glue used to close wounds or cuts after a procedure or surgery. It can be used on its own, or with stitches (sutures), staples, or white skin tapes (steri-strips). (English) Colour

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    English (266254), Punjabi (266255), Chinese - Traditional (266256), Chinese - Simplified (266257), Filipino-Tagalog (266258), Korean (266259)

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    Printshop Number:
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