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Patient information leaflets

Our patient information leaflets are designed for you and others involved in your care. All the information comes from up-to-date and carefully checked guidance for doctors, but it’s been written in a way that makes it clearer for non-medical people. Find out more about how we produce our patient information leaflets.

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Abdominal hysterectomy
This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, an abdominal hysterectomy – an operation to remove your uterus (womb) through a cut in your tummy.
Published 22/10/2015
Endometrial ablation
This information is for you if you are about to have, or you have had, a type of operation to thin or remove your endometrium (the lining of the uterus or womb) in an effort to treat heavy periods. 
Published 22/10/2015
Laparoscopic hysterectomy
This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, a laparoscopic hysterectomy – an operation to remove your uterus (womb) by keyhole surgery.
Published 22/10/2015
Laparoscopy
This information is for you if you are about to have, or have had, a diagnostic laparoscopy and/or an operative laparoscopy where simple or intermediate procedures are performed.
Published 22/10/2015
Mid-urethral sling operation for stress urinary incontinence
This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, a mid-urethral sling operation for stress urinary incontinence.
Published 22/10/2015
Pelvic floor repair operation
This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, an operation for a prolapse of your pelvic floor (when the sling of muscles that supports your bladder, bowel and vagina has slipped or descended).
Published 22/10/2015
Recovering from surgical management of a miscarriage
This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, surgical management of a miscarriage. 
Published 22/10/2015
Vaginal hysterectomy
This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, a vaginal hysterectomy – an operation to remove your uterus (womb) through your vagina.
Published 22/10/2015

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