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Information Leaflets

It is important to note that there may be variations in individual surgical practice that are not necessarily reflected in individual leaflets. In particular, the impact and timing of after-effects, together with recovery times, can vary a lot from patient to patient.  The BAUS Office staff are not medically qualified and are not able to comment on these issues; you should, therefore, take your surgeon's advice about the risks of any procedure and their impact on you as an individual.

All these leaflets are reviewed on a regular basis, and are completely overhauled every three years.  Leaflets for new procedures may be introduced at any stage, whilst changes in techniques etc will be reflected in altered leaflets as soon as possible.

NOTE: Some of the information provided contains graphic, medical images which individuals may find upsetting

Whilst we have made every effort to give accurate information in this section, there may still be errors or omissions in the leaflets listed.  BAUS cannot accept responsibility for any loss from action taken (or not taken) as a result of this information. All leaflets follow style guidelines from:

The Royal National Institute
for Blind People (RNIB)

The Patient
Information Forum

The Plain English
Campaign

The Information
Standard

For general information, you may find the following web links useful:

NICE Clinical
Knowledge Summaries

Royal College of Anaesthetists
(Information about anaesthesia)

Royal College of
Surgeons of England

NOTE: Some of the information provided contains graphic, medical images which individuals may find upsetting

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