General Surgery Patient Education Center

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Colorectal Treatments

Colon resection (for diverticulosis/diverticulitis)   Colonoscopy

Colon resection (for diverticulosis/diverticulitis)

Explains how diverticula become inflamed and are treated through medical and dietary management and surgery. Covers diagnostic tests, surgery risks and complications, and tips for increased fiber and fluid intake.

 

Colonoscopy

Explains how and why colonoscopy is done and covers your experience. Includes information on risks and complications, pre-test instructions, and follow up.

Colorectal Resection (for cancer and polyps)   GI Endoscopy, Lower

Colorectal Resection (for cancer and polyps)

Focuses on colorectal and colorectal cancer surgery. Explains screening, cancer staging and progression of polyp to cancer. Also talks about risks and complications, ostomy procedures, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

 

GI Endoscopy, Lower

Discusses sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy to find lower GI problems, including colitis, polyps and cancer. Tells you what to expect during and after the procedure and when to call the doctor.

GI Endoscopy, Upper   Hemorrhoidectomy (ligation, etc.)

GI Endoscopy, Upper

Explains how and why upper GI endoscopy is done and covers your experience. Includes information on risks and complications, pre-test instructions, and follow up.

 

Hemorrhoidectomy (ligation, etc.)

Explains internal and external hemorrhoids, self-care, diet and exercise habits, and procedures to seal off and shrink hemorrhoids. Also covers risks, complications, and when to call the doctor.

Hemorrhoidectomy (surgical excision)   Ileoanal Pouch for Ulcerative Colitis

Hemorrhoidectomy (surgical excision)

Explains internal and external hemorrhoids, self-care, diet and exercise habits, and procedures to seal off and shrink hemorrhoids. Also covers risks, complications, and when to call the doctor.

 

Ileoanal Pouch for Ulcerative Colitis

Covers one type of surgery for treating ulcerative colitis, including diagnostic tests, risks and complications, and when to call the doctor. Also provides tips for managing nutrition and working with your doctor.

Laparoscopic Colorectal Conditions and Procedures (resection)   Proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis

Laparoscopic Colorectal Conditions and Procedures (resection)

Explains purpose and benefits of laparoscopic procedures and possible conversion to open surgery. Includes pre- and post-op instructions, risks, complications, when to call the doctor, and colostomy and stoma information.

 

Proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis

Covers surgery for treating ulcerative colitis, including diagnostic testing, risks and complications, and when to call the doctor. Also provides tips for managing nutritional needs and working with your doctor.

Rectal Bleeding   Resection for Crohn's Disease

Rectal Bleeding

Covers common symptoms and possible causes of rectal bleeding. Explains how diagnostic tests (sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, barium enema, upper endoscopy) help you and your doctor form a treatment plan.

 

Resection for Crohn's Disease

Covers surgery for treating Crohn's Disease, including diagnostic testing, risks and complications, and when to call the doctor. Also provides tips for managing nutritional needs and working with your doctor.

Sigmoidoscopy    

Sigmoidoscopy

Explains how and why sigmoidoscopy is done and covers your experience. Includes information on risks and complications, pre-test instructions, and follow up.