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23 Item(s) found for:  Reconstructive Surgery 

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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
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
Breast reconstruction surgery: Options after a mastectomy   English
Abstract: This handout explains the most common procedures that are used at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) to reconstruct a breast after a mastectomy. Included are expected timelines, benefits and drawbacks, and illustrations showing the different types of surgery.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 5/2017
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 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
Compression garments: After your surgery   English
Abstract: This handout explain compression garments, which are worn after surgery to keep swelling down. It includes a list of types of garments commonly worn after different surgeries.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 8/2016
Dangle protocol: After a skin graft to the leg   English
Abstract: This handout is for patients who have had a skin graft to their leg and must keep their leg elevated after surgery. It includes a schedule to follow for "dangle protocol," which involves letting the leg hand down for short times.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 10/2016
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
Implant exchange: For breast reconstruction   English
Abstract: This handout tells what to expect when having implant exchange surgery. It includes how to prepare for surgery, and how to plant for your recovery.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 4/2017
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
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
Liposuction for lymphedema: What to expect and how to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout explains liposuction when it is used to treat lymphedema, a swelling caused by problems with the lymphatic system. It includes how to prepare, what to expect, and when to call the clinic.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 3/2017
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
Pain control after reconstructive surgery: What to expect   English
Abstract: This handout is for women who have had reconstructive surgery at University of Washington Medical Center. It explains what pain to expect after surgery, how it will be controlled, and when to call the clinic.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 4/2017
Panniculectomy: 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 abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or panniculectomy surgery.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 6/2017
Quitting smoking before your surgery: What you need to know   English
Abstract: This handout about quitting smoking is for patients who are planning to have reconstructive surgery at University of Washington Medical Center. Surgery patients are required to avoid all tobacco or other nicotine products for at least 6 weeks before their surgery.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 8/2015
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
Skin graft CareMap: How to prepare and what to expect after your surgery   English
Abstract: This handout, called a CareMap, lists activities, care, and visits before and after surgery for soft tissue reconstruction at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 9/2016
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 surgery: What to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains how lymphedema is assessed and how it may be treated with surgery. It describes different surgeries that may be used: lymphaticovenular anastamosis (LVA), vascularized lymph node transfer (VLNT) and liposuction.
Author: Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
UWMC Dept: Reconstructive Surgery
Revised Date: 2/2017
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
 
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