The ACS is committed to helping you prepare for your surgery and optimal 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.
The more you know about your surgery, the better the outcome will be. That’s why we’ve prepared brochures about specific operations. This material can help you become better informed about your surgery and provide you with the skills and knowledge to actively participate in your care.
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.
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.