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TIPSS, BRTO and portal hypertension

TIPSS, BRTO and portal hypertension - Post-surgery care

As you will receive a general anaesthetic, you will be unconsious during the entire procedure. After the procedure, you will be monitored closely in the High Dependency Unit overnight. Devices to monitor your heart rate and blood pressure will be attached to your body. You will be able to be disharged home once your doctors are satisfied with your progress, usually one or two days after the procedure. Your Interventional Radiology team will come to see you every day while you are in hospital to assess your progress and will provide you with further advice and follow up appointments. 

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TIPSS, BRTO and portal hypertension - Other Information

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