Patient Education

Disclaimer statement:

The patient education links provided here are intended to provide general overview information.  They are not intended to serve as a substitute for professional medical care or a discussion between you and your surgeon about your condition or surgical treatment. Specific recommendations may vary among health care professionals.

Click on the following links for more information about commonly performed surgeries.

Adrenalectomy

http://www.sages.org/sagespublication.php?doc=PI14

Appendectomy

http://www.facs.org/public_info/operation/brochures/app.pdf

Apendectomia (Español)

http://www.facs.org/public_info/operation/brochures/apendectomia.pdf

Bile Duct Cancer

http://patienteducationcenter.org/articles/gallbladder-and-bile-duct-cancer/

Breast Cancer Surgery options

http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/surgery/

Cholecystectomy (Removal of gallbladder)

http://www.facs.org/public_info/operation/cholesys.pdf

Colecistectomia (Español)

http://www.facs.org/public_info/operation/brochures/colecistectomia.pdf

Colon Resection – Laparoscopic

http://www.sages.org/publications/publication.php?id=PI09

Diagnostic Laparoscopy

http://www.sages.org/publication/id/PI02

Hernia – Inguinal and Femoral Repair

http://www.facs.org/public_info/operation/brochures/hernrep.pdf

Hernia – Inguinal and Femoral Repair (Español)

http://www.facs.org/public_info/operation/brochures/hernia-espanol.pdf

Hernia – Umbilical Repair

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002935.htm

Hernia – Umbilical Repair (Español)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/002935.htm

Large Bowel (Colon) Resection

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002941.htm

Large Bowel (Colon) Resection (Español)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/002941.htm

Liver Cancer (general information and surgical options)

http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/LiverCancer/DetailedGuide/index

Meckel’s diverticulectomy

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002929.htm

Meckel’s diverticulectomy (Español)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/002929.htm

Pancreatic Cancer

PDF information booklet-Click to open

Pancreas surgery (Whipple Procedure)

http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/PancreaticCancer/DetailedGuide/pancreatic-cancer-treating-surgery

Parathyroidectomy

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002931.htm

Parathyroidectomy (Español)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/002931.htm

Small Bowel Resection

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002943.htm

Small Bowel Resection (Español)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/002943.htm

Splenectomy – Laparoscopic

http://www.sages.org/sagespublication.php?doc=PI12

Thyroid Gland Removal

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002933.htm

Thyroid Gland Removal (Español)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/002933.htm