American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Operation Brochures for Patients

This educational information is presented to help you become better informed about your operation and empower you with the skills and knowledge needed to actively participate in your care.

We also offer additional patient education materials to help you quit smoking and keep track of your prescription medications so that you can share your medication record with your surgeons. And we offer skills training kits for ostomy care at home, and home care for lung patients.

Appendectomy

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Cholecystectomy

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Colonoscopy

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Information and directions for the most common preps for a Colonoscopy procedure are available at no charge, please download or print the specific prep required.

Hernia Repair

Inguinal/Femoral Hernia Repair

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Ventral Hernia Repair

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Adult Umbilical Hernia Repair

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Pediatric Umbilical Hernia Repair

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Pediatric Inguinal/Femoral Hernia Repair

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Other

Medication and Surgery

Quit Smoking Before Surgery

National Library of Medicine

Medical Encyclopedia