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About your colectomy: How to prepare and what to expect  
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
Revised Date: 2/2015
About your ostomy care supply order  
Abstract: This handout explains how to get supplies for ostomy care after leaving the hospital. A list of ostomy suppliers, both in the Seattle area and online, is included.
Author: Wound and Ostomy Care Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 8/2012
About your PEG tube: Answers to common questions   Japanese
Abstract: This handout answers questions about a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube. A PEG tube is used to give a patient nutrition when they cannot get enough eating normally. It explains how the tube was placed, self-care at home, how to use and flush the tube, how to decompress the patient's stomach, and when to call for help.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 6/2013
Achalasia: What it is and how it is treated  
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
Revised Date: 5/2012
Acid reflux  
Abstract: This handout explains what acid reflux is, why it occurs, and what can be done to manage or prevent the condition. Ongoing acid reflux is also called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2011
Revised Date: 1/2011
Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic  
Abstract: This brochure explains the inpatient and outpatient services provided by the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at University of Washington Medical Center. It includes what to expect at clinic visits and gives clinic hours and billing information.
Author: Medical Specialties Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 8/2015
After you swallow the SmartPill  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow when taking a SmartPill test. It includes how to use the data recorder, what to record, and when to return for a follow-up visit.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 5/2012
After your Bravo pH capsule study: Self-care and warning signs  
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
Revised Date: 5/2015
After your endoscopy  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after an endoscopy. It includes check boxes for the clinician to indicate test results.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 5/2012
After your liver biopsy: discharge instructions  
Abstract: Provides instructions for care following a liver biopsy. Topics include resuming activing, managing pain, caring for the site, and reporting symptoms.
Author: Special Procedure Unit
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 1/2012
After your manometry of the esophagus: Self-care and warning signs  
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
Revised Date: 5/2015
After your manometry of the rectum: Self-care and warning signs  
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
Revised Date: 4/2015
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS): About your procedure  
Abstract: This handout describes the transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedure, how to prepare, what to expect, and care instructions for after the procedure.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 5/2017
Antibiotic treatment: Before and after a surgical revision of gastric bypass  
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
Revised Date: 6/2010
Bariatric diary: For weight loss surgery patients  
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
Revised Date: 7/2013
BARRX: After your procedure  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after treatment of Barrett's esophagus, a gastrointestinal disorder in which the lining of the esophagus is damaged by stomach acid that leaks backward. Included are a list of possible symptoms and medicines that may be prescribed, and when to call the clinic.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 9/2009
Bowel program for regular bowel emptying  
Abstract: Discusses training the bowels for regular emptying by following a daily routine including activity, diet, stool softeners, bulk enhancers, laxatives, and enemas and avoiding certain medications. Lists steps for self-administering a suppository. Gives warning signs for medical attention.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1992
Revised Date: 3/2012
Capsule endoscopy: After you swallow the capsule  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after swallowing the capsule as part of the capsule endoscopy test.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 5/2012
Capsule endoscopy: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow before a capsule endoscopy test. Included is what to expect during the test.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 5/2012
Colectomy: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation  
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
Revised Date: 3/2010
Colonoscopy preparation: Miralax  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for preparing for a colonoscopy using Miralax.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 3/2008
Colonoscopy preparation: Visicol tablets  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for preparing for a colonoscopy using Visicol tablets.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 3/2008
Colonoscopy: Instructions for after your test  
Abstract: This flyer provides instructions to follow for after a colonoscopy.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 1/2008
Colonoscopy with Golytely: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout is a timeline to guide patients who are taking GoLytely to prepare for a colonoscopy. It tells what to do 7 days before, 5 days before, 1 day before, and on the day of the procedure.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 4/2016
Colonoscopy: How to prepare with GoLytely (same-day prep)  
Abstract: This handout is a timeline to guide patients who are taking GoLytely to prepare for a colonoscopy. It tells what to do 7 days before, 5 days before, 1 day before, and on the day of the procedure.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 4/2016
Colonoscopy with MoviPrep: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions to follow before a colonoscopy when using MoviPrep solution.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 4/2016
Colonoscopy: How to prepare with Osmo Prep  
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions to follow before a colonoscopy when using Osmo Prep solution.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 4/2016
Colonoscopy: How to prepare the Suprep  
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions to follow before a colonoscopy when using Suprep solution.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 4/2016
Constipation: how to deal with constipation in the child over one year of age  
Abstract: Discusses bowel movement patterns in children over one year and how to treat constipation with dietary changes including increased fiber, fruits and vegetables and decreased dairy products.
Author: Pediatric Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 11/2000
Virtual colonoscopy: How to prepare for your scan  
Abstract: This handout explains a virtual colonoscopy, which is a CT scan of the colon that uses a special X-ray machine to take detailed pictures. It includes how the scan works, how it is done, how to prepare, what to expect during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 7/2016
Day of surgery: For patients having weight loss surgery  
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
Revised Date: 7/2013
Diarrhea during or after cancer treatment  
Abstract: This handout explains what to do to treat diarrhea. It includes lists of foods to avoid and foods to try, recipes for "soothing beverages," and why fiber and lactose may need to be avoided. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2011
Revised Date: 1/2011
Dysphagia: Symptoms and diagnosis  
Abstract: This handout explains dysphasia, a problem with swalling and moving food and liquid from the mouth into the stomach. People with dysphasia also may have problems with aspiration, when liquid or food goes into the airway instead of the esophagus. The handout also includes a brief description of a barium swallow study, also called a video fluoroscopic swallow study, which is often done to diagnose dysphagia.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 3/2013
EGD: Instructions for after your test  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after having an EGD or upper endoscopy test.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 5/2012
ERCP: How to prepare for your endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow to prepare for an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 4/2016
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS): How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout is for patients preparing for an endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) at University of Washington Medical Center. It explains the procedure and includes what to do 7 days before, 5 days before, and on procedure day.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 4/2016
Endoscopy: Instructions for after your test (lower)  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after having a lower endoscopy. It includes a section for the clinician to indicate test results.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 1/2013
Endoscopy: Instructions for after your test (upper)  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after having an upper endoscopy. It includes a section where the clinician can indicate test results.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 5/2012
Enteroscopy: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow when preparing for an enteroscopy.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 4/2016
Enteroscopy: How to prepare with GoLytely  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow when preparing for an enteroscopy using GoLytely solution.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 10/2015
Enteroscopy: How to prepare with MoviPrep  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow when preparing for an enteroscopy using MoviPrep solution.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 10/2015
ERCP: Instructions for after your endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after an endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP).
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 3/2006
Esophageal cancer: What it is and how it is treated  
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
Revised Date: 5/2012
Esophageal manometry study: How to prepare and what to expect  
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
Revised Date: 3/2016
Esophageal swallowing problems: Symptoms, causes, and tips  
Abstract: This handout explains the symptoms and causes of esophageal swallowing problems. These are caused by problems in the esophagus, the tube that food moves through to get to the stomach. The handout includes tips for swallowing more easily and safely.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 3/2013
Esophagectomy: what to expect and how to prepare for your operation  
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
Revised Date: 7/2006
EUS: Instructions for after your endoscopic ultrasound  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow for after an endoscopic ultrasound.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 12/2005
Fiber: what's in it for you?  
Abstract: This brochure explains insoluble and soluble fiber and how fiber helps you with digestion and disease prevention. Tips are offered to ensure gettnig the right amount of fiber in the diet.
Author: Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1993
Revised Date: 7/2016
Follow-up: After weight loss surgery  
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
Revised Date: 7/2013
Foods for sick days   Japanese Arabic
Abstract: Lists food exchanges and provides guidelines for diabetes management on sick days, including carbohydrate consumption for high or low blood glucose.
Author: Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1995
Revised Date: 4/2011
Gastrectomy diet: Nutrition guidelines  
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
Revised Date: 10/2015
Gastrectomy: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation  
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
Revised Date: 3/2010
Gastroesophageal reflux disease: Causes, symptoms, and treatments  
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
Revised Date: 5/2012
Gastroparesis: Diet and nutrition suggestions for people with diabetes  
Abstract: This handout gives diet and nutrition tips for patients with gastroparesis, who also have diabetes. It includes common symptoms, tips to help digestion, and suggestions for a sample diet of 6 small meals a day.
Author: Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 6/2017
Getting started: for candidates for weight loss surgery  
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
Revised Date: 7/2013
Going home: After weight loss surgery  
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
Revised Date: 7/1905
Guide to your weight loss surgery at University of Washington Medical Center  
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
Revised Date: 7/2013
Heartburn: tips to relieve your symptoms  
Abstract: This handout offers diet and other tips to relieve the symptoms of heartburn.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 5/2012
Hemoccult (stool) collection  
Abstract: Gives process for patient collection of hemoccult (stool) sample at home. Lists tips for care of hemoccult cards, what to eat during collection time period, and food, vitamins and drugs to avoid, including aspirin. Provides detailed steps for obtaining sample. Also provides space to record test results and telephone contact for questions.
Author: Patient and Family Education Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1994
Revised Date: 9/2004
Hydrogen breath test: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains a hydrogen breath test, which is done to help diagnose symptoms such as abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, and diarrhea. The test shows if bacteria in the small bowel are causing the symptoms. The test may also be used to check for problems absorbing lactose (milk sugar) or fructose (fruit sugar).
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 12/2014
Ileal pouch anal reconstruction  
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
Revised Date: 9/2009
Ileostomy or colostomy takedown: How to prepare and what to expect  
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
Revised Date: 5/2015
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Clinic: At Harborview Medical Center  
Abstract: This handout is for patients of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Clinic at Harborview Medical Center. It explains what to expect at a clinic visit, how diagnosis is done, who is on the clinic care team, and more.
Author: Harborview Medical Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 11/2014
J-Pouch nutritional guidelines  
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
Revised Date: 9/2009
Laparoscopic assisted esophagectomy: What to expect, how to prepare for your operationů  
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
Revised Date: 6/2005
Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy)  
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
Revised Date: 3/2010
Lifestyle and diet changes: Self-care for weight loss surgery patients  
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
Revised Date: 7/2013
Liver tumors: Treatment options   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
Revised Date: 5/2010
Lower GI exam: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout describes a lower GI (gastrointestinal) or barium enema exam, which is done to see the inside of the colon. Included are how to prepare for the exam, how the exam works, how the exam is performed, what to expect, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2013
Managing constipation: Changing your diet to regulate your bowels  
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
Revised Date: 5/2010
Managing reflux: Dietary guidelines for people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)  
Abstract: This handout explains dietary chages to help lessen the likelihood of reflux, and to avoid irritation of sensitive or inflamed esophageal tissue. These changes are recommended for people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Included are lists of foods that are usually tolerated and those that may cause problems.
Author: Food and Nutrition Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 6/2010
Managing your new ostomy  
Abstract: This handout explains how to care for a new ostomy, in particular how to obtain a good seal and how to protect the skin.
Author: Wound and Ostomy Care Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 2/2012
Medicines for chronic liver disease: Treating common conditions  
Abstract: This handout gives basic information about how the liver works and what happens during liver failure. It describes medicines that are often used to reduce the complications caused by liver disease.
Author: Pharmacy Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 7/2013
Modified albumin dialysis: Treating the signs and symptoms of liver failure  
Abstract: This handout describes modified albumin dialysis, a procedure to treat the symptoms of liver failure. It includes risks, benefits, and other options. This information is given to patients before they sign a consent form to proceed with the treatment.
Author: 4SE (Transplant, Renal, Vascular Surg, Kidney Dialysis)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 7/2010
Nausea during pregnancy: Tips to help prevent nausea and vomiting  
Abstract: This handout offers tips to help prevent nausea and vomiting (morning sickness) that often occurs in the early months of pregnancy.
Author: Food and Nutrition Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 3/2007
Nutrition tips to help prevent nausea and vomiting  
Abstract: This handout offers tips for preventing nausea and vomiting. Included are recommendations for what to eat and how to eat, and what to do at times other than mealtimes.
Author: Food and Nutrition Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 8/2007
Online resources: For patients having weight loss surgery  
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
Revised Date: 7/2013
Open liver and biliary resection: How to prepare, what to expect, and self-care  
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
Revised Date: 2/2015
Patency capsule test  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow when having a test that includes swallowing a patency capsule.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 3/2015
Patient information on liver biopsy: Preparing for a percutaneous liver biopsy  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a liver biopsy. The procedure, recovery, and complications are discussed.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 10/2004
Percutaneous gastrostomy: "G-tube," or stomach feeding tube  
Abstract: This handout explains what percutaneous gastrostomy is, how they are placed, and what to expect when you have one. Includes detailed instructions to follow before and after the procedure.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 2/2012
Physical and occupational therapy exercises: For weight loss surgery patients  
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
Revised Date: 7/2013
Preparing for surgery: For weight loss surgery patients  
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
Revised Date: 7/2013
Proctocolectomy with J pouch reconstruction: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation  
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
Revised Date: 7/2002
Proton pump inhibitors: What they are and how they work  
Abstract: This handout explains proton pump inhibitors, medicines that decrease the amount of acid made in the stomach. These drugs are used to ease symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Included are how to take the medicine and possible side effects.
Author: Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 5/2011
Recipes and diet suggestions: For weight loss surgery patients  
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
Revised Date: 7/2013
Rectal EUS: How to prepare with Golytely  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow to prepare for a rectal endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) using GoLytely solution.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 10/2015
Rectal EUS: How to prepare with MoviPrep  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow to prepare for a rectal endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) using MoviPrep solution.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 10/2015
Rectal EUS: Instructions for after your test  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after a rectal endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) test.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 3/2006
Reflux esophagitis and cystic fibrosis: Helpful tips  
Abstract: This handout gives helpful tips for cystic fibrosis patients who need help reducing or preventing reflux esophagitis, also called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Author: Cystic Fibrosis Clinic/Med. Spec. Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 7/2011
Reflux esophagitis: For Pulmonary Clinic patients  
Abstract: This handout gives helpful tips for patients who need help reducing or preventing reflux esophagitis, also called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Author: Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 7/2011
Sigmoidoscopy: After your test  
Abstract: This flyer gives basic instructions to follow after having a sigmoidoscopy, a test in which one or more biopsies are taken from the lower section of the large intestine or colon.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 1/2008
Sigmoidoscopy  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow when preparing for a sigmoidoscopy, a test that allows the doctor to look at the lining of the last part of the large intestine or colon. A small flexible tube called a sigmoidoscope is placed into the rectum for this test.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 5/2012
Silent reflux: Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease: Signs, symptoms, and treatments  
Abstract: This booklet explains the signs, symptoms, and treatments for silent reflux disease, also called laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). Diagnostic tests are described, including pH/impedance monitoring, manometry, esophagoscopy, and barium swallow. Self-care tips for reducing reflux are also included.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 8/2010
SmartPill test: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow when preparing for a test that involves taking a SmartPill.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 3/2015
Liver transplant ultrasound: About your exam  
Abstract: This handout describes liver transplant ultrasound exam, used to detect problems with a transplanted liver. Included are how to prepare for the exam, how it works, how it is done, what to expect, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 8/2015
Upper endoscopy (EGD): How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout is for patients who will be having an upper endoscopy (EGD) procedure at University of Washingon Medical Center. It explains the procedure and includes instructions for 7 days before, 5 days before, and on procedure day.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 4/2016
PEG tube placement: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout tells how to prepare for an upper endoscopy and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement. The PEG tube allows nutrition, fluids, and/or medicines to be put directly into the patient's stomach.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2016
Upper GI exam: About your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains the upper gastrointestinal (GI) exam. How the exam works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and receiving results are discussed.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 1/2016
Weight loss surgery: RYGB, LAGB, and LSG  
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
Revised Date: 7/2013
Capsule endoscopy: After your test  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after a capsule endoscopy test.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 5/2012
Your EGD  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for an EGD test, also called an esophagogastroduodenoscopy or upper endoscopy. It also explains what to expect and when the patient will receive test results.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 5/2012
Your EUS: How to prepare for your endoscopic ultrasound  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow before an endoscopic ultrasound.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 1/2013
Your health care team: For patients having weight loss surgery  
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
Revised Date: 7/2013
Your hospital stay: For weight loss surgery patients  
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
Revised Date: 7/2013
Your ileoscopy: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow when preparing for an ileoscopy, an exam of the lining of the small intestine.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 5/2012

 
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