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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS
Patient Education

Preparing for Your Surgery

The ACS is committed to helping you prepare for your surgery and optimal recovery

Preparing for Your Surgery

You Have a Role in Your Recovery

We encourage you to utilize our resources to keep you better informed. Research shows that people who are well-informed about their treatment options enjoy a better outcome and are more satisfied with their results.

Check for Certification

Specialty boards certify physicians that meet certain published standards. There are 24 specialty boards that are recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA). Check to see if your surgeon is certified.

Check Certification

Check for Facility Accreditation

Your operation should be performed in an accredited hospital, outpatient surgery center, or cancer treatment center. Accreditation means that the hospital or surgical center is committed to providing high-quality health care and that it has demonstrated commitment to meeting high patient-safety standards.

Facility Accreditation

We Want to Hear from You

The ACS is always looking for ways to improve our service and education to patients. Please complete our short survey to help us serve you and all patients with everything you need pre- and post-surgery.