Catheters may be needed temporarily or permanently. Find out here about catheter problems, such as leaking, blockages and the tube falling out.
Your ureters (the tubes that drain urine from the kidneys to the bladder) can become blocked. A nephrostomy is a procedure to drain urine from your kidney using a catheter (tube).
Cardiac catheterisation ('cardiac cath' or 'heart cath’) is a common procedure that lets cardiologists examine or treat the heart and arteries.
Varicose veins are a common problem and can lead to complications if left untreated. Support stockings can help to control symptoms but will not remove the varicose veins.
An epidural anaesthetic can be used for most people, usually giving a safe and effective form of pain relief both during and after an operation or procedure.
A coronary angiogram is an x-ray procedure used to see whether a person has a certain type of heart disease. See here how the procedure is carried out.
An angiogram is a test used to help detect abnormal blood vessels, clots and other problems. Learn more about angiograms including what to expect.
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is an operation used to treat serious prostate problems. Learn what it involves here and potential complications.
Pain relief after surgery
Pain after an operation is a common problem but there is no need for you to be in a lot of pain. Pain relief after surgery is usually safe and effective.
There are different forms of anaestheisa that can be used to provide a safe and effective way for you to have an operation or procedure, and to give you pain relief. Most people do not have any problems and are satisfied with their anaesthetic.