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145 Item(s) found for:  Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services 

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24-hour pH study: What to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect when having a 24-hour pH study of the esophagus at University of Washington Medical Center. It gives instructions to follow before the study.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 1/2016
24-hour urine collection: Important directions   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for patients to use in collecting urine over a 24-hour period at home. It lists tips for careful collections, equipment needed, how to do the collection, how to finish, and where to return the collection jug. It also provides phone numbers to call with questions.
Author: Patient and Family Education Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
UWMC Dept: General Internal Medicine Center (GIMC)
Revised Date: 8/2014
Abdominal perineal resection: What to expect and how to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect and how to prepare for abdominal perineal resection, surgery to remove the rectum and anus. This surgery is usually done to treat cancer.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 11/2014
Abdominal vascular surgery: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for and what to expect after having abdominal vascular surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2011
About your colectomy: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains a colectomy operation. It includes how to prepare for surgery, what to expect afterward, recovering in your hospital room, and precautions and self-care to speed your recovery at home.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 2/2015
About your surgery experience: Getting ready for your surgery at University of Washington Medical Center   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Vietnam Arabic
Abstract: This booklet explains what to expect when having surgery at UWMC. It includes pre-surgery clinic visit, medicine restrictions before surgery, anesthesia, what happens the day and morning before surgery, arriving at the hospital, what happens in the pre-operating area and recovery room, and home care instructions. Helpful phone numbers and maps are also included.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 9/2017
Achalasia: What it is and how it is treated   English
Abstract: This in-depth handout describes achalasia, a rare disorder that keeps food and liquid from easily entering the stomach. It includes symptoms, different types of treatment, and detailed illustrations.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2012
Adrenalectomy: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation   English
Abstract: This booklet outlines what to expect, how to prepare, and how to plan for recovery from adrenalectomy (removal of an adrenal tumor). Both laparoscopic and open surgery are described, as well as precautions and self-care to speed recovery and when to call the doctor.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 2/2010
After anorectal surgery: Self-care to help your recovery   English
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to help recovery after anorectal surgery. Included are sections on sitz baths, activity level, diet, medication, bowel movements, and infection.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 12/2014
After DIEP flap breast reconstruction: Self-care at home   English
Abstract: This handout gives self-care instructions to follow at home after having DIEP flap breast reconstruction at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 4/2017
After hemorrhoidal banding: What to expect and self-care at home   English
Abstract: This flyer explains what to expect after hemorrhoidal banding, in which special rubber bands are applied to hemorrhoids to cut off their blood supply.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 12/2014
After sclerotherapy injections: Instructions for care at home   English
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for patients to follow at home after receiving sclerotherapy injections for varicose veins. Included are explanations about Coban bandages, compression stockings, how to manage pain, and when to call the clinic.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2011
After your Bravo pH capsule study: Self-care and warning signs   English
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after having a Bravo pH capsule study at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2015
After your hysteroscopy surgery: Self-care and follow-up   English
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect during recovery at home after hysteroscopy surgery. It include sections on personal care, bleeding, diet, activity, pain, follow-up visits, and when to call the doctor.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Women's Health Care Center
Revised Date: 12/2013
After your laparoscopic gastric band is adjusted: Guidelines to follow   English
Abstract: This handout gives specific dietary instructions to follow after having a laparoscopic gastric band adjusted. Included are symptoms that require a call to the nurse, eating guidelines for days 1 through 4 after the procedure, and tips for losing weight with a gastric band.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 12/2014
After your laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication: Self-care guidelines   English
Abstract: This handout gives self-care guidelines to avoid problems after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication surgery. It includes activity restrictions, dressing and skin care, showering instructions, dietary changes, medicine precautions, and when to call the doctor.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 3/2015
After your manometry of the esophagus: Self-care and warning signs   English
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after having a manometry of the esophagus at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2015
After your manometry of the rectum: Self-care and warning signs   English
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for patients to follow after having a manometry of the rectum at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 4/2015
After your myotomy: Self-care guidelines   English
Abstract: This handout gives self-care guidelines to avoid problems after myotomy surgery. It includes activity restrictions, dressing and skin care, showering instructions, dietary changes, medicine precautions, and when to call the doctor.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 3/2015
Angiography: How to prepare and what to expect after your test   English
Abstract: This handout is for patients who are scheduled for an angiography, with instructions on how to prepare for the test, and specific instructions for patients who have diabetes. It includes directions to find the 4-South unit at UWMC, instructions on what to do when arriving at the hospital, guidelines for activities after the test, and a list of symptoms that require a call to the doctor.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 3/2010
Antibiotic treatment: Before and after a surgical revision of gastric bypass   English
Abstract: This handout explains the process for cleaning the gastric pouch before and after having a surgical revision of an existing gastric bypass.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 6/2010
Antibiotics after breast implant: A lifelong precaution   English
Abstract: This handout for women who have had a breast implant explains why it is important to take antibiotics before having dental work or medical procedures.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 4/2017
Aortic valve replacement   English
Abstract: Explains the five aortic valve replacement options -- mechanical valve, stented tissues valve, stentless tissue valve, aortic human tissue valve, (homograft) and the Ross procedure.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 2/2001
Axillary node dissection CareMap   English
Abstract: This handout, called a CareMap, shows what a patient may expect when scheduled for axillary node dissection surgery at University of Washington Medical Center. It covers how to get ready for the surgery, what to expect on the day of surgery and during the hospital stay, and self-care for 3 weeks after discharge.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2016
Bariatric diary: For weight loss surgery patients   English
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery is for patients to keep track of their success and their questions before and after surgery. Space for writing is provided for before surgery, day of surgery, and for each follow-up visit.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/2013
Be ready for your surgery: What you need to know   English
Abstract: This handout gives basic information about how to prepare for surgery at UWMC, and what needs to be done afterward. It contains blanks and check boxes to be filled out as the patient and nurse go over the information together. Sections include handouts to read, arrival time and location, medicines to stop taking, diet before surgery, what to bring to the hospital, and specific instructions to follow after surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 4/2012
Breast augmentation: What to expect and how to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect, how to prepare, and how to plan for recovery from breast augmentation surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 4/2017
Breast biopsy or lumpectomy: What to expect and how to prepare   English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect when having a breast biopsy or lumpectomy. It includes how to prepare and how to plan for your recovery after surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 9/2010
Breast reduction or mastopexy: What to expect and how to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout explains breast reduction (mastopexy) surgery at UW Medical Center in Seattle, WA. It includes how to prepare for the operation and what to expect afterward. It also gives precautions and self-care instructions about the incision, wound care, drains, showering, going home, activity level, healing process, pain management and return to work.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 6/2017
Breast surgery CareMap   English
Abstract: This handout, called a CareMap, shows what a patient may expect when scheduled for breast surgery at University of Washington Medical Center. Three different care plans are detailed, depending on the procedures that will be done -- for patients having wire localization only, for patients having lymph mapping only, and for patients having both procedures -- before their breast surgery. Check-in locations and other important processes are included.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 4/2014
Breast wraps: After implant surgery   English
Abstract: This handout explains why breast wraps are used after implant surgery. It includes a list of websites that offer breast wraps for sale.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 4/2017
Bronchoscopy: Self-care after your procedure   English
Abstract: This handout describes care guidelines to follow after a bronchoscopy, possible side effects, when to call the doctor, and when results will be ready.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/2012
Bypass surgery: Treatment for peripheral arterial disease   English
Abstract: This handout explains the types of bypass surgery that may be done to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD), including care after surgery, foot care, and symptoms to watch for.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2011
Carotid endarterectomy: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation   English
Abstract: This brochure outlines what to expect, how to prepare, and how to plan for recovery from carotid endarterectomy surgery at UWMC.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2011
Cesarean delivery enhanced recovery CareMap: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout, called a CareMap, shows what a patient may expect when scheduled for Cesarean deliery at University of Washington Medical Center. It summarizes how to get ready for the surgery, what to expect on the day of surgery and during the hospital stay, and self-care after discharge.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 5/2017
Colectomy: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation   English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect, how to prepare and how to plan for recovery after colectomy surgery, which is done to remove part of a damaged or diseased large intestine. Both laparoscopic and open surgery are discussed.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 3/2010
Colorectal CareMap: Your hospital stay: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This CareMap for patients and their caregivers shows the care plan that is expected before and after having colorectal surgery. The CareMap begins 6 days before surgery and gives recovery steps through discharge from the hospital and self-care at home.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/2017
Complex hernia surgery CareMap: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This CareMap for patients and their caregivers shows the care plan that is expected before and after having complex hernia surgery. The CareMap begins before surgery and gives recovery steps through discharge from the hospital and self-care at home.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 11/2016
Constipation after your operation: Why it happens and what you can do   Chinese English Korean Russian Somalian Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains the causes of constipation after surgery and offers tips to decrease constipation. It also lists over-the-counter laxatives and when to call the doctor or nurse.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 8/2017
Cystectomy CareMap: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This CareMap for patients and their caregivers shows the care plan that is expected before and after having cystectomy surgery. The CareMap begins 2 weeks before surgery and gives recovery steps through discharge from the hospital.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 11/2015
Day of surgery: For patients having weight loss surgery   English Spanish
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery explains what to expect on the day of your surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/2013
DIEP flap breast reconstruction: What to expect and how to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout describes deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction. It explains what to expect, how to prepare, and how to plan for recovery after surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/2015
DIEP flap CareMap: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout, called a CareMap, shows what a patient may expect when scheduled for DIEP flap surgery at University of Washington Medical Center. It covers how to get ready for the surgery, what to expect on the day of surgery and during the hospital stay, and self-care for 6 weeks after discharge.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 2/2017
Discharge instructions after weight loss surgery   English
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow at home after having weight loss surgery. Included are basic nutritional guidelines, physical therapy needs, follow-up clinic visits, and when to call the doctor or nurse.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 1/2016
Distal pancreatectomy with or without splenectomy CareMap: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This CareMap gives timelines for the steps patients most often follow when having distal pancreatectomy surgery, with or without spleen removal. The CareMap starts before surgery with instructions on how to prepare, and finishes with instructions to follow after discharge from the hospital. It includes activity and self-care guidelines, dietary restrictions, medicines and treatments, and other important steps in recovery and follow-up.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 6/2017
Effort thrombosis   English
Abstract: This handout describes effort thrombosis, which is a blood clot (thrombus) in the deep vein of the arm. Included are symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, including rib resection surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2012
Endovascular procedures: Treatment for peripheral arterial disease   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains endovascular procedures that may be done to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Included are possible risks, care after the procedure, symptoms to watch for, and foot care.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2011
Esophageal cancer: What it is and how it is treated   English
Abstract: This in-depth handout explains the symptoms of esophageal cancer, and how it is diagnosed and treated. It also describes what to expect before and after surgery. Detailed illustrations are included.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Digestive Health Center
Revised Date: 5/2012
Esophageal manometry study: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a manometry study of the esophagus.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/2017
Esophagectomy CareMap   English
Abstract: This handout, called a CareMap, shows what a patient may expect when scheduled for esophagectomy surgery at University of Washington Medical Center. It covers how to get ready for the surgery, what to expect on the day of surgery and during the hospital stay, and self-care after discharge.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 9/2017
Esophagectomy: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation   English
Abstract: This booklet covers what to expect, how to prepare for, and how to plan for recovery from an esophagectomy, surgery to remove diseased portions of the esophagus.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/2006
Eyelid surgery: blepharoplasty: What to expect and how to prepare for your eyelid operation   English
Abstract: This brochure outlines what to expect, how to prepare and how to plan for recovery from blephoroplasty, also called eyelid surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1997
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 12/2009
Follow-up: After weight loss surgery   English Spanish
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery explains clinic visits, blood tests, wound care, and other physical and emotional concerns in the weeks after surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/2013
Fundoplication or myotomy CareMap   English
Abstract: This handout, called a CareMap, shows what a patient may expect when scheduled for fundoplication or myotomy surgery at University of Washington Medical Center. It includes instructions to follow for 2 weeks before surgery, what to expect on the day of surgery, and discharge information.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 9/2017
Gastrectomy diet: Nutrition guidelines   English
Abstract: This handout gives dietary guidelines to follow after having a gastrectomy, surgery to remove some or all of the stomach. After a gastrectomy, people usually need to eat soft foods that are high in protein and low in sugar. The handout includes an explanation of "dumping syndrome" and how to prevent it, tables listing foods that are OK and foods to avoid on a soft gastrectomy diet, special drink recipes, and a sample menu.
Author: Food and Nutrition Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Food and Nutrition Services
Revised Date: 10/2015
Gastrectomy: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation   English
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect and how to prepare for a gastrectomy, a surgery to remove all or part of the stomach. This operation is most often done to remove a tumor or treat severe ulcers.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 3/2010
Gastroesophageal reflux disease: Causes, symptoms, and treatments   English
Abstract: This in-depth handout describes gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition caused by stomach acid backing up into the esophagus. It includes causes, symptoms, treatment options, and detailed illustrations.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2012
Get active: Your weight-loss success depends on it!   English
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery explains exercises that are recommended after weight loss surgery. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations for 7 exercises are included.
Author: Surgery Center Recovery Room/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 8/2017
Getting started: for candidates for weight loss surgery   English
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery explains the referral process, medical and insurance criteria, expected costs, and what will happen at your first and second clinic visits at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC).
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/2013
Going home: After weight loss surgery   English Spanish
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery explains what to expect when you leave the hospital. It includes sections on eating, pain, constipation, fatigue, activity, showering, and special reminders about medicines, vitamins, and diabetes care.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/1905
Guide to your weight loss surgery: At University of Washington Medical Center   English
Abstract: This manual guides patients through the bariatric surgery process, from being referred to long-term care after surgery. It includes criteria for being accepted for weight loss surgery and descriptions of the 3 types of surgery offered at UWMC: divided proximal roux-y gastric bypass or RYGB, adjustable gastric banding ("lap-band surgery"), and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. It also describes pre-surgery tests, and what to expect before, during, and after surgery. Sections also offer recipes and websites to access for more information about weight loss surgery. (Each individual section may also be found as an separate entry on Health Online.)
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/2013
Hemorrhoid removal: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation   English
Abstract: This booklet explains what to expect, how to prepare, and how to plan for recovery from the surgical removal of hemorrhoids, also called a hemorrhoidectomy.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 3/2010
Hepatic resection and ablation of liver tumors: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation   English Korean Vietnam
Abstract: This handout describes 2 treatments for liver tumors: hepatic resection, an operation to remove the part o the liver where the tumor is; and radiofrequency ablation, which uses electrical current to heat the tumor and kill the cancer cells.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 3/2010
Hernia repair: How to prepare and what to expect   English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This booklet explains hernia repair (herniorraphy) and the two types of surgery: laparoscopic repair and open repair. It discusses pre-procedure activities, medicine and driving restrictions, and activities the day before. It also includes tips to speed recovery, incision care, pain management, swelling, activity restriction, and going home.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 12/2014
High-protein foods: Helping you increase the protein in your diet   English
Abstract: This handout explains why eating high-protein foods is important for someone who will be having surgery. It includes tips for adding protein to the diet, and examples of protein-rich foods.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 8/2010
How to prepare for your bowel surgery: 1-day, Golytely   English
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions to follow when using Golytely or Colyte to prepare for bowel surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 12/2009
How to prepare for your surgery: Using MoviPrep to clean your bowel   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout gives instructions on using MoviPrep, Neomycin, and Metronidazole when preparing for surgery. These medicines help clean your bowel.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 1/2015
How to prepare your bowel for surgery: 1-day, mg citrate   English
Abstract: This handout describes how to prepare the bowel for surgery, or clean out the colon, using 1-day Mg Citrate.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 4/2010
Ileal pouch anal reconstruction   English
Abstract: This handout explains three types of ileal surgery, J pouch, S pouch and W pouch. It covers ileostomy, colostomy, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, colitis, familial polyposos (adenomatous polyposis coli). Explains surgical process and surgical options, preoperative preparation, recovery, and possible complications. A glossary of medical terms is included.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 9/2009
Ileostomy or colostomy takedown: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout is for patients having an ileostomy or colostomy takedown at University of Washington Medical Center. It explains how to prepare starting 1 week before the surgery, and what to expect after the surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2015
Intermittent claudication: Causes, symptoms, and treatments of leg pain   English
Abstract: This handout explains intermittent claudication, a symptom of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or atherosclerosis in the arteries that carry blood to the legs. Included is information about causes, symptoms, treatment, and how walking and eating a healthy diet can improve the condition.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2011
J-Pouch nutritional guidelines: To help manage bowels after your ileostomy is removed   English
Abstract: This handout provides guidelines about food choices after J-pouch adaptation surgery (also called ileostomy takedown) to help regulate the bowels.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 9/2009
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band placement: What to expect and how to prepare   English
Abstract: This booklet explains what to expect from laparoscopic adjustable gastric band placement, how to prepare for the operation, and how to plan for recovery. Included are incision care, pain management, how to take medicines and handle constipation, activities to improve recovery, dietary guidelines, and when to call the doctor or nurse.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 12/2010
Laparoscopic assisted esophagectomy: What to expect, how to prepare for your operation…   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for, what to expect from, and how to plan for recovery from a laparoscopic assisted esophagectomy.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 6/2005
Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy): What to expect and how to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout explains a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a surgery in which the gallbladder is removed using special instruments. It includes how to prepare, what to expect after the operation, and when to call the doctor or nurse.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 3/2010
Laparoscopic gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy CareMap   English
Abstract: This handout, called a CareMap, shows what a patient may expect during their hospital stay when admitted to University of Washington Medical Center for laparoscopic gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy surgery. It covers what to do before surgery day, what to expect while in the hospital, preparing for discharge, and self-care for 2 weeks after surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 8/2017
Latissimus flap breast reconstruction: How to prepare, what to expect, and recovery at home   English
Abstract: This handout explains latissimus flap breast reconstruction, including how to prepare, what to expect, care instructions for recovery, and when to call the doctor or nurse.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 4/2017
Lifestyle and diet changes: Self-care for weight loss surgery patients   English
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery describes self-care, coping with lifestyle changes, and specific diet instructions before and after surgery. Topics include Meeting Your Nutritional Needs, How to Avoid Problems with Eating, Dumping Syndrome, About Calories, Think Before You Drink, Dining Out, Mindful Eating, and more.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/2013
Limited fiber diet: After surgery   English
Abstract: This handout explains a low-fiber diet for patients after surgery. It provides sample menus for 2 days, and includes a table of foods that are OK to eat and foods that should be avoided.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 4/2015
Liposuction and fat grafting for breast reconstruction: What to expect and how to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout explains liposuction and fat grafting when used in breast reconstruction. It includes what to expect, how to prepare, and answers to common questions.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 3/2017
Liver resection CareMap: Your hospital stay: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout, called a CareMap, shows what a patient may expect when having liver resection surgery at University of Washington Medical Center. It gives instructions to follow before the day of surgery, and includes goals, medicines, activity and diet restrictions, and the expected care plan for the hospital stay. Brief instructions are also included for after discharge.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 10/2016
Liver tumors: Treatment options   Chinese English Korean Vietnam Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes the different kinds of liver tumors and how they are treated, including surgical resection, portal vein embolization, hepatic arterial infusion pump placement, liver transplantation, radiofrequency ablation, percutaneous ethanol injection, chemoembolization, radioembolization, radiation, chemotherapy, and palliative care.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2010
Lower extremity arterial disease: What you should know   English
Abstract: This 14-page handout explains lower extremity arterial disease and its treatments. Included is information about arterial circulation, how the disease affects arteries in the legs, risk factors for developing arterial problems, diagnostic tests; control, prevention and treatment options; surgery, and self-care after discharge from the hospital.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2011
Lung surgery: What to expect before, during, and after your surgery   English Spanish
Abstract: Discusses and illustrates thoractomy, sternotomy, and transverse sternotomy incisions used for lung surgery. Gives procedure instructions, explains the structure of the chest, what lung surgery is, and the five types of lung surgeries: biopsy, wedge resection, lobectomy, pneumonectomy, and lung volume reduction. Also includes instructions for pain control, breathing exercises, activities, medicines, and incision care after surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 1/2010
Lymph node dissection: Axilla and groin (What to expect and how to prepare for your operation)   English
Abstract: This handout gives pre-procedure and post-procedure information for lymph node dissection (removal) in the armpit (axilla) or groin to diagnose the extent of cancer. It explains the dissection process, what to do 2 weeks and 24 hours before the operation, and after-surgery instructions on precautions, self-care, incision care, drains, pain management, regular medicines, pathology, and exercises.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 3/2010
Lymphedema: Information for women with breast cancer   English
Abstract: This handout, specifically written for women with breast cancer, explains what lymphedema is, the steps that can be taken to lower the risk of it occurring, and what signs to watch for.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 9/2010
Managing constipation: Changing your diet to regulate your bowels   English
Abstract: This handout gives steps to follow to prevent or recover from constipation and related problems such as hemorrhoids or anal fissures. How to add more fiber to the diet, tips to manage constipation, and a fiber bar recipe are included.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2010
Managing pain: After your thoracic surgery   English
Abstract: This handout explains common causes of pain after thoracic surgery. It also describes the different treatments that may be prescribed to manage the pain. Possible side effects are included.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 12/2011
Mastectomy CareMap   English
Abstract: This handout, called a CareMap, shows what a patient may expect when scheduled for mastectomy surgery at University of Washington Medical Center. It covers how to get ready for the surgery, what to expect on the day of surgery and during the hospital stay, and self-care for 3 weeks after discharge.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2016
Mastectomy with axillary node dissection CareMap   English
Abstract: This handout, called a CareMap, shows what a patient may expect when scheduled for mastectomy surgery with axillary node dissection at University of Washington Medical Center. It covers how to get ready for the surgery, what to expect on the day of surgery and during the hospital stay, and self-care for 3 weeks after discharge.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2016
Mastectomy with tissue expander CareMap   English
Abstract: This handout, called a CareMap, shows what a patient may expect when scheduled for mastectomy surgery with tissue expander at University of Washington Medical Center. It covers how to get ready for the surgery, what to expect on the day of surgery and during the hospital stay, and self-care for 4 weeks after discharge.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2016
Mastectomy: What to expect, how to prepare, and planning for recovery after breast surgery   English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect before and after a mastectomy. Included are preparing for surgery, recovery in the hospital, going home, when to call the doctor, and follow-up.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 9/2010
Mediastinoscopy: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation   English
Abstract: This handout discusses what to expect and how to prepare for a mediastinoscopy to biopsy lymph nodes. This operation may be done alone or right before lung surgery. Included are what to expect after the operation, precautions to take, and self-care to speed recovery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 10/2009
Medicines to avoid before surgery: When your doctor tells you to avoid aspirin…to prevent bleeding problems   Chinese English Korean Russian Somalian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout gives instructions about and provides lists of medicines -- including aspirin, prescription products, herbs and vitamins -- to avoid before having surgery to prevent bleeding problems.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 9/2017
Modified Ravitch procedure for pectus excavatum: What to expect   English
Abstract: This handout is for patients who are having a modified Ravitch procedure to repair a deformity of the chest wall called pectus excavatum.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 9/2017
Nipple reconstruction: What to expect and how to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout explains how nipple reconstruction is done, how to prepare, and how to plan for recovery. Instructions are included both for a procedure done in clinic and for a procedure done in an operating room. A brief explanation of nipple tattooing is also included.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 4/2017
Nipple tattooing: After breast reconstruction   English
Abstract: This handout for women who have had breast reconstruction describes how to prepare for nipple tattooing and what to expect afterward.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 3/2017
Obstructive sleep apnea and surgery: What you should know   English
Abstract: This handout explains what obstructive sleep apnea, what causes it, how it affects your health, and how it may increase the risk of problems during and after having surgery. A list of symptoms and treatment options are included.
Author: Sleep Center/Harborview Medical Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Sleep Center/Harborview Medical Center
Revised Date: 3/2012
Online resources: For patients having weight loss surgery   English
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery lists websites that provide more information about weight loss surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/2013
Open liver and biliary resection: How to prepare, what to expect, and self-care   English
Abstract: This handout is for patients who are having open liver the biliary resection surgery at University of Washington Medical Center. It covers how to prepare for the surgery, what to expect, and self-care after going home.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 2/2015
Otoplasty: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation   English
Abstract: This brochure outlines what to expect, how to prepare, and how to plan for recovery from otoplasty surgery, done to alter the appearance of the outer ear.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 6/2010
Pancreaticoduodenectomy/whipple CareMap: Your hospital stay: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This CareMap gives timelines for the steps patients most often follow when having a pancreaticoduodenectomy, also called a whipple procedure, where part or all of the pancreas and the duodenum are removed. The CareMap starts before surgery with a pre-op testing and medicine instructions, and finishes on day 5 after surgery, when most patients are ready to leave the hospital. It includes activity guidelines and dietary restrictions, and well as teaching sessions and other important steps in recovery and follow-up.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 6/2017
Paraesophageal hernia: What it is and how it is treated   English
Abstract: This handout explains what a paraesophageal hernia is, its symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated. It includes details about what to expect before and after surgery to repair your hernia.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/2013
Pelvic congestion syndrome: Helpful information   English
Abstract: This handout explains pelvic congestion syndrome, which causes ongoing pain in the lower abdomen. It lists symptoms and describes two types of treatment: coil embolization and foam sclerotherapy.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 4/2015
Pelvic congestion syndrome: Symptoms, causes, and treatments   English
Abstract: This handout explains pelvic congestion syndrome, a chronic (long-term) ache or pain in the lower abdomen and groin. It is caused by enlarged veins in the pelvic area. Ultrasound and venography may be used to help diagnose this condition. It is often treated with embolization, a non-surgical treatment that closes off abnormal veins.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 6/2012
Peripheral arterial disease   English
Abstract: This handout explains peripheral arterial disease (PAD), its symptoms, the tests done to confirm a diagnosis, and lifestyle changes that can help.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 3/2007
Pilonidal cyst surgery: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation   English
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect from pilonidal cyst surgery, how to prepare for the operation, and how to plan for recovery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2010
Places to wait: On the 3rd floor of the hospital   English
Abstract: This handout for caregivers, family, and friends suggests 3 places to wait in the hospital while a loved one is having surgery or a procedure.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 11/2016
Preparing for surgery: For weight loss surgery patients   English Spanish
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery explains self-care, coping with lifestyle changes, and diet instructions before and after surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/2013
Preparing for your C-section (slideshow)   English
Abstract: This slideshow explains how to prepare for a C-section (Cesarean section) at University of Washington Medical Center. It includes what to expect before and after surgery, and basic self-care at home afterward.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 3/2017
Proctocolectomy with J pouch reconstruction: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation   English
Abstract: This booklet explains what to expect, how to prepare and how to plan for recovery from proctocolectomy with J pouch reconstruction surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/2002
Recipes and diet suggestions: For weight loss surgery patients   English
Abstract: This lengthy section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery contains recipes that may be helpful after surgery. Included are Protein Products, Blended Recipes, Flavoring Ideas, Soft Recipes, and Desserts.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/2013
Removing a retroperitoneal/pelvic tumor: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation   English
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect and how to prepare for surgery to remove a mass or tumor in the pelvic area. The surgery may involve removing other organs and tissues as needed to completely remove the mass.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 3/2010
Rhinoplasty: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation   English
Abstract: This brochure explains what to expect, how to prepare, and how to plan for recovery from rhinoplasty surgery, which is done to alter the appearance of the nose.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 1/2010
Scars and healing: How to care for your incision   English
Abstract: This handout explains incision scars and how to help them heal. It includes sections on scarring phases, sealing, showering, sun exposure, nutition, massage, hypertrophic scars and keloids, and using silicone gel or sheets to help scar tissue form.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 4/2017
Splenectomy: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation   English
Abstract: This booklet explains splenectomy surgery, including how to prepare, what to expect, care instructions for recovery, and when to call the doctor or nurse. Laparoscopic and open surgery techniques are discussed.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 2/2010
Thyroid and parathyroid surgery: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation   English
Abstract: This handout outlines how to prepare for and what to expect from thyroid or parathyroid surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 12/2009
Tissue expanders for breast reconstruction: What you need to know   English
Abstract: This handout explains how tissue expanders are used in breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. It includes what to expect after the expanders are placed.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 4/2017
Topical numbing medicine: EMLA or LMX-4 cream to lessen pain   English
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for use of EMLA or EMLA cream, a topical numbing agent that is used before a procedure to help lessen pain.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 4/2017
Treating lymphedema with lymphaticovenular anastomosis: What to expect and how to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect and how to prepare for lymphaticovenular anastomosis. In this operation, the lymphatic vessels are connected to the veins. It is done to reduce a type of tissue swelling called lymphedema, caused when lymph fluid does not drain normally.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 4/2017
Treating lymphedema with vascularized lymph node transfer: What to expect and how to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect, how to prepare, and how to plan for recovery after vascularized lymph node transfer surgery (VLNT). This surgery replaces lymph nodes when they have been removed from an area of the body.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 4/2017
Treatment with enoxaparin: Lovenox   English
Abstract: This handout gives information about the medicine enoxaparin (brand name Lovenox). It explains what it is used for and includes a list of side effects, what to do if a dose is missed, how to dispose of "sharps" safely, and other precautions.
Author: Anticoagulation Clinic/Pharmacy Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Anticoagulation Clinic/Pharmacy Services
Revised Date: 6/2015
Triple nerve neurectomy: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation   English
Abstract: This brochure explains what to expect and how to prepare for triple nerve neurectomy, a surgery to treat chronic pain after hernia repair.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 3/2010
Using an ointment dressing   English
Abstract: This handout explains the use of ointments to help wound healing. It gives tips on wound dressing, steps to apply dressing, types of ointments used (Bacitracin, Polysporin, and Silvadine), and how often to change dressing.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 3/2012
Varicose vein surgery: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation   English
Abstract: This brochure explains what to expect from and how to prepare for varicose vein surgery. Instructions for care after surgery and when to call the doctor or nurse are given.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 12/2009
Vascular dialysis access: Discharge instructions for grafts or fistulas   English
Abstract: This handout tells what to expect after having a graft or fistula placed in your arm or leg. It includes what activities are safe to do, problems to watch for, and when to call the doctor.
Author: Vascular Access Program
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
UWMC Dept: Vascular Access Program
Revised Date: 6/2011
Vascular malformations: What they are and how they are treated   English
Abstract: This handout explains vascular malformations, which are abnormal blood vessels. These occur when blood vessels do not form normally before birth. The handout includes symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2012
Venous ablation: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect when having a venous ablation procedure. Included are specific instructions to follow before and afterward.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2011
Ventral hernia repair and abdominal muscle component release: What to expect and how to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout explains ventral hernia repair and abdominal muscle component release, a surgery in which the abdominal muscles are moved to fill in the area left by the hernia. The surgeon may also use a synthetic or organic mesh fabric to strengthen the area. The handout includes are how to prepare for the operation and what to expect after surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2013
Very low calorie diet using prepared foods   English
Abstract: This handout explains a Very Low Calorie Diet (1,000 calories a day) for patients who want to use prepared foods. This diet is prescribed before surgery to help decrease the size of the patient's liver. Included are a meal plan and a list of daily servings allowed.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2015
Very low calorie diet: Preparing your own meals   English
Abstract: This handout explains a Very Low Calorie Diet (1,000 calories a day) for patients who want to cook their own meals. This diet is prescribed before surgery to help decrease the size of the patient's liver. Included are a meal plan and a list of daily servings allowed.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2015
Weight loss surgery medicines: Preparing your medicines before your surgery   English
Abstract: This handout is for patients who are planning to have bariatric surgery. It explains which medicines need to be changed to a liquid or chewable form so they can continue to be taken after surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 12/2014
Weight loss surgery: RYGB, LAGB, and LSG   English
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery explains the types of weight loss surgery that are done at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle: divided proximal roux-y gastric bypass (RYGB), laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). It includes the benefits and risks of each type of surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/2013
Wet-to-dry dressing: Changing your dressing at home   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to use wet-to-dry dressing, which keeps an incision clean and pulls out dead skin as the dressing dries. It includes detailed steps for changing the dressing, and lists symptoms that require a call to the doctor.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 4/2017
While your loved one is having surgery: Information for visitors in pre-op, surgical, and post-op areas   English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout describes what visitors and family members can expect while their loved one is having surgery, including what UWMC resources may be helpful. A map showing the location of the surgery waiting rooms is included.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 7/2012
Whipple: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation   English
Abstract: This booklet describes what to expect and how to prepare for a whipple operation, also called a pancreaticoduodenectomy. In this surgery, the head of the pancreas is removed, along with part of the small bowel, part of the bile duct system, and part of the stomach.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 3/2010
Wide local excision of malignant melanoma or other lesion: What to expect and how to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout gives pre-procedure and post-procedure information for surgical removal (wide local excision) of skin melanoma or other lesions. It explains the excision process, what to do 2 weeks and 24 hours before the operation, and instructions to follow after surgery on precautions, self-care tips, wound care, showering, drains, pain management, pathology results, and returning to work.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 4/2017
Your anorectal manometry study: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains an anorectal manometry study. It includes how to prepare for the study, what to expect, and how to get your results. The study is done to find the causes of constipation or stool leakage (fecal incontinence).
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 11/2016
Your appointment at the Digestive Disease Center: For colorectal screening   English
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for patients who have an appointment at the Digestive Disease Center at University of Washington Medical Center. It also explains what to expect during and after the procedure. The handout includes areas for the clinician to write in the appointment day and time, to indicate what procedure is being done, and to write in any special instructions.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Digestive Health Center
Revised Date: 9/2013
Your Bravo pH capsule study: What to expect and how to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect when having a 24-hour or 48-hour Bravo pH capsule study. This study is done to diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 4/2016
Your facelift: What to expect and how to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout explains the cosmetic facelift procedure at UWMC. It includes pre-procedure aspirin restrictions, activities the day before surgery, tips to speed recovery, follow-up appointment, sleep positioning, incision care, showering, activity, and pain management. It also lists signs of complications and phone numbers to call.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 5/2013
Your health care team: For patients having weight loss surgery   English
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery contains information about the health care providers who will be caring for you before, during, and after your surgery at UWMC.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/2013
Your hospital stay: For weight loss surgery patients   English Spanish
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery describes what to expect during your stay in the hospital. It includes separate instructions for gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric band patients.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/2013
Your surgery: What to expect and how to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for patients to follow before surgery at University of Washington Medical Center. It includes information about stopping certain medicines, showering and shaving before surgery, arrival time, and what to wear and bring to the hospital. After-surgery instructions include precautions and self-care to speed recovery, incision care, managing pain and constipation, and when to call the doctor or nurse.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 4/2013
Your vitamin and mineral needs before and after bariatric surgery: Basic guidelines   English
Abstract: This handout is for patients who are preparing for bariatric surgery. It gives basic guidelines for taking and choosing vitamin and mineral supplements. It includes lists of brand names and prices for different supplements (accurate as of November 2013).
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 11/2013
 
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