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Hysterectomy, oophorectomy, and repair of vagina (anterior and posterior) : discharge instructions

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Women's and Children's Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1987
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A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus. An oophorectomy is the removal of one or both ovaries. A vaginal repair can be done for the front (anterior) or the back (posterior) vaginal wall muscles. An anterior repair of the vagina is surgery to correct a cystocele. A cystocele is a bulge in the bladder through the vaginal wall. A posterior repair of the vagina is surgery to correct a rectocele. A rectocele is a bulge through a weak place in the vaginal wall muscles. Topics in this pamphlet in…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Women's and Children's Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hysterectomy
Ovariectomy
Cystocele - surgery
Rectocele - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Hysterectomy
Ovariectomy
Cystocele
Rectum--Surgery
Abstract
A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus. An oophorectomy is the removal of one or both ovaries. A vaginal repair can be done for the front (anterior) or the back (posterior) vaginal wall muscles. An anterior repair of the vagina is surgery to correct a cystocele. A cystocele is a bulge in the bladder through the vaginal wall. A posterior repair of the vagina is surgery to correct a rectocele. A rectocele is a bulge through a weak place in the vaginal wall muscles. Topics in this pamphlet include rest and activity, medications, and vaginal flow. Symptoms that need medical attention are listed. Information about when to expect a followup appointment is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women’s and Children’s Services, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1987
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Orbital decompression surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1173
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During orbital decompression surgery, the eye surgeon will remove a large part of the bony wall in the orbit (eye socket). This pamphlet explains why you may need this surgery, and what to expect before, during, and after surgery. It also gives information about your follow-up appointment and lists medical symptoms that need attention right away.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orbit - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye-sockets--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
During orbital decompression surgery, the eye surgeon will remove a large part of the bony wall in the orbit (eye socket). This pamphlet explains why you may need this surgery, and what to expect before, during, and after surgery. It also gives information about your follow-up appointment and lists medical symptoms that need attention right away.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1173
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0079
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This pamphlet is about hernia surgeries. A hernia forms when an outer wall ruptures (breaks open) or tears, letting organs such as a loop of bowel or tissue fall through the opening. Different types of hernia surgery are described. An explanation of how your hernia is repaired is provided. Some after surgery topics include care of the incision, physical activity, controlling discomfort, and meals. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is given. The French version of this pamphlet 2182,…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hernia
Subjects (LCSH)
Hernia--Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet is about hernia surgeries. A hernia forms when an outer wall ruptures (breaks open) or tears, letting organs such as a loop of bowel or tissue fall through the opening. Different types of hernia surgery are described. An explanation of how your hernia is repaired is provided. Some after surgery topics include care of the incision, physical activity, controlling discomfort, and meals. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is given. The French version of this pamphlet 2182, "Réparation des hernies," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Same Day Surgery staff
Pamphlet Number
0079
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Augmentation mammaplasty : care at home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0649
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An augmentation mammaplasty (breast enlargement) is usually done under general anesthetic. This means you will be put to sleep for the surgery. The surgeon will make a pocket between the chest wall and breast tissue. They will then place a saline or a gel implant into this pocket. This pamphlet explains what will happen after your surgery, including how to care for the incision(s), discomfort, and instructions about activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provid…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Plastic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Mammaplasty
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Augmentation mammaplasty
Postoperative care
Specialty
Breast disease
Surgery
Abstract
An augmentation mammaplasty (breast enlargement) is usually done under general anesthetic. This means you will be put to sleep for the surgery. The surgeon will make a pocket between the chest wall and breast tissue. They will then place a saline or a gel implant into this pocket. This pamphlet explains what will happen after your surgery, including how to care for the incision(s), discomfort, and instructions about activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Plastic Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0649
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) : Inherited Heart Disease Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0631
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy thickens the heart muscle. It usually affects the wall between the 2 bottom chambers (called the septum). When the muscle thickens, it gets stiff. This makes it hard for the bottom chambers to relax and fill with blood before each heartbeat. Thick heart muscle can cause scar tissue. Scar tissue can put you at a higher risk of dangerous, fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the cause of HCM, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources are also given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular disorders
Cardiomyopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Hypertrophy
Myocardium--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy thickens the heart muscle. It usually affects the wall between the 2 bottom chambers (called the septum). When the muscle thickens, it gets stiff. This makes it hard for the bottom chambers to relax and fill with blood before each heartbeat. Thick heart muscle can cause scar tissue. Scar tissue can put you at a higher risk of dangerous, fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the cause of HCM, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources are also given.
Notes
Previous title: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0631
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Retinal detachment (RD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2316
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The retina is a thin, light-sensitive tissue that lines the inside of the eye. Light enters the eye and is focused onto the retina. This is what lets us see. A retinal detachment (RD) is a condition that happens when the retina detaches (pulls away) from the inside wall of the eye. The retina is not able to work as well, which can lead to blurred vision or vision loss. This pamphlet explains what causes RD, what the symptoms of RD are, who is at risk for RD, and how RD is diagnosed and treated.…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Retinal Detachment
Subjects (LCSH)
Retinal detachment
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
The retina is a thin, light-sensitive tissue that lines the inside of the eye. Light enters the eye and is focused onto the retina. This is what lets us see. A retinal detachment (RD) is a condition that happens when the retina detaches (pulls away) from the inside wall of the eye. The retina is not able to work as well, which can lead to blurred vision or vision loss. This pamphlet explains what causes RD, what the symptoms of RD are, who is at risk for RD, and how RD is diagnosed and treated. Information about types of surgery for RD and follow-up after surgery for RD is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2316
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Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1624
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This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make several small surgical cuts over your chest wall. A videoscope (a tube with a tiny camera on the end) and other small tools will be passed through these cuts.Then, your surgeon may remove part or all of your lung, drain fluid or blood that has built up, or do other procedures. One or more tubes w…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ( 22 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
Lung - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Surgery
Lungs--Cancer--Surgery
Abstract
This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make several small surgical cuts over your chest wall. A videoscope (a tube with a tiny camera on the end) and other small tools will be passed through these cuts.Then, your surgeon may remove part or all of your lung, drain fluid or blood that has built up, or do other procedures. One or more tubes will be placed into your chest to drain fluids that build up. The health care team has put together this Clinical Pathway so you will know what will happen to you before surgery and on a day-to-day basis after surgery. A Clinical Pathway is a general guideline about your care.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Thoracic Clinic Health Care Staff, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1624
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Réparation des hernies

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2182
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Ce dépliant traite des opérations faites pour réparer une hernie. Une hernie se forme lorsqu'une paroi extérieure se rompt (s'ouvre) ou se déchire, laissant passer par l'ouverture des organes comme une anse intestinale ou des tissus. Différents types d'opérations de réparation des hernies sont décrits. On explique comment votre hernie est réparée. Les soins de l'incision après l’opération, l'activité physique, le contrôle de l'inconfort et les repas comptent parmi les sujets traités. On fournit…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hernia
Subjects (LCSH)
Hernia--Surgery
Abstract
Ce dépliant traite des opérations faites pour réparer une hernie. Une hernie se forme lorsqu'une paroi extérieure se rompt (s'ouvre) ou se déchire, laissant passer par l'ouverture des organes comme une anse intestinale ou des tissus. Différents types d'opérations de réparation des hernies sont décrits. On explique comment votre hernie est réparée. Les soins de l'incision après l’opération, l'activité physique, le contrôle de l'inconfort et les repas comptent parmi les sujets traités. On fournit aussi une liste des symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Hernia Repair" pamphlet 0079. This pamphlet is about hernia surgeries. A hernia forms when an outer wall ruptures (breaks open) or tears, letting organs such as a loop of bowel or tissue fall through the opening. Different types of hernia surgery are described. An explanation of how your hernia is repaired is provided. Some after surgery topics include care of the incision, physical activity, controlling discomfort, and meals. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Same Day Surgery staff
Pamphlet Number
2182
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Hernia surgery as an outpatient

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery Clinic, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. General Surgery Clinic, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. General Surgery Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0592
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This pamphlet is about hernia surgeries. A hernia forms when an outer wall of muscle breaks open or tears. This allows organs (such as a loop of bowel or tissue) to fall through the opening. Different types of hernia surgery are described. Topics include what to expect before surgery, on the day of surgery and after surgery at home. Some after surgery topics include pain control, deep breathing and coughing exercises, foot and leg exercises, care of your incision, physical activity, meals, heal…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery Clinic
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. General Surgery Clinic
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. General Surgery Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hernia
Subjects (LCSH)
Hernia--Surgery
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
This pamphlet is about hernia surgeries. A hernia forms when an outer wall of muscle breaks open or tears. This allows organs (such as a loop of bowel or tissue) to fall through the opening. Different types of hernia surgery are described. Topics include what to expect before surgery, on the day of surgery and after surgery at home. Some after surgery topics include pain control, deep breathing and coughing exercises, foot and leg exercises, care of your incision, physical activity, meals, healing ridge, follow-up with your surgeon and a list of symptoms that need medical attention. Maps to the different locations where surgery is performed (QEII, Windsor and Truro) are provided. The French translation of this pamphlet 2158, "Chirurgie ambulatoire d'une hernie" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery Clinic, QEII and Hants Community Hospital
Pamphlet Number
0592
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Recovery after a mild stroke

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Stroke Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1455
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A stroke happens when there is a loss of blood flow to the brain. This causes brain cells to die. Your symptoms after a stroke will depend on where your brain was damaged and the size of the damaged area. The blood supply to the brain can be cut off in 2 ways. When a blood clot forms on or in the wall of a blood vessel and stops blood from getting to part of the brain, it is called an ischemic stroke (or brain infarct). When a blood vessel bursts, causing bleeding in and/or around the brain, it…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Stroke Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Ischemic Attack, Transient
Stroke - rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Cerebrovascular disease
Transient ischemic attack
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
A stroke happens when there is a loss of blood flow to the brain. This causes brain cells to die. Your symptoms after a stroke will depend on where your brain was damaged and the size of the damaged area. The blood supply to the brain can be cut off in 2 ways. When a blood clot forms on or in the wall of a blood vessel and stops blood from getting to part of the brain, it is called an ischemic stroke (or brain infarct). When a blood vessel bursts, causing bleeding in and/or around the brain, it is called a hemorrhagic stroke (or brain hemorrhage). This pamphlet explains some of the common symptoms after a mild stroke, and answers questions like how long your symptoms will last, when you can drive again, what your chance is of having another stroke, and what you can do to prevent another stroke. The Heart and Stroke Foundation's website is included for more information.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Stroke Program
Pamphlet Number
1455
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Open thoracotomy pulmonary resection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1611
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This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for open thoracotomy pulmonary resection surgery for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make a surgical cut between two ribs. The cut will go from the front of your chest wall to your back, passing just underneath your armpit. These ribs will be separated. Your lung on this side will be deflated so that air will not move in and out of it during surgery. Your surgeon may not know how much of your lung needs…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (23 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thoracotomy
Lung - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Surgery
Lungs--Cancer--Surgery
Abstract
This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for open thoracotomy pulmonary resection surgery for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make a surgical cut between two ribs. The cut will go from the front of your chest wall to your back, passing just underneath your armpit. These ribs will be separated. Your lung on this side will be deflated so that air will not move in and out of it during surgery. Your surgeon may not know how much of your lung needs to be removed until your chest is open and the lung can be seen. After surgery, one or more drainage tubes (chest tubes) will be placed into your chest area to drain out fluids that build up. After the surgery on your lung, your surgeon will close the ribs, muscles, and skin with stitches. The health care team has put together a guide called a Clinical Pathway so you will know what will happen to you before surgery and on a day-to-day basis after surgery. A Clinical Pathway is a general guideline about your care.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Thoracic Clinic Health Care Staff
Pamphlet Number
1611
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Chirurgie ambulatoire d'une hernie

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery Clinic, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. General Surgery Clinic, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. General Surgery Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2158
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Ce dépliant porte sur les chirurgies de la hernie. Une hernie se forme lorsque la paroi externe d’un muscle se brise ou se déchire. Les organes (p. ex. une petite partie de l’intestin ou des tissus) passent alors à travers cet orifice. Nous présentons ici les différents types de chirurgie de la hernie et expliquons ce à quoi il faut s’attendre avant la chirurgie, le jour même de la chirurgie et une fois de retour à la maison. Il s’agit notamment de ce qui suit : contrôle de la douleur, exercice…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery Clinic
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. General Surgery Clinic
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. General Surgery Clinic
Alternate Title
Hernia Surgery as an Outpatient
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hernia
Subjects (LCSH)
Hernia--Surgery
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
Ce dépliant porte sur les chirurgies de la hernie. Une hernie se forme lorsque la paroi externe d’un muscle se brise ou se déchire. Les organes (p. ex. une petite partie de l’intestin ou des tissus) passent alors à travers cet orifice. Nous présentons ici les différents types de chirurgie de la hernie et expliquons ce à quoi il faut s’attendre avant la chirurgie, le jour même de la chirurgie et une fois de retour à la maison. Il s’agit notamment de ce qui suit : contrôle de la douleur, exercices pour respirer profondément et tousser, exercices pour les pieds et les jambes, soins de l’incision, activité physique, repas, bourrelet de cicatrisation, suivi avec le chirurgien et symptômes nécessitant des soins médicaux. Vous trouverez également des cartes pour aller aux différents hôpitaux où les chirurgies de la hernie sont effectuées (QEII, Windsor et Truro).
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0592, "Hernia Surgery as an Outpatient". This pamphlet is about hernia surgeries. A hernia forms when an outer wall of muscle breaks open or tears. This allows organs (such as a loop of bowel or tissue) to fall through the opening. Different types of hernia surgery are described. Topics include what to expect before surgery, on the day of surgery and after surgery at home. Some after surgery topics include pain control, deep breathing and coughing exercises, foot and leg exercises, care of your incision, physical activity, meals, healing ridge, follow-up with your surgeon and a list of symptoms that need medical attention. Maps to the different locations where surgery is performed (QEII, Windsor and Truro) are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery Clinic, QEII and Hants Community Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2158
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