Patients undergoing colon surgery will require a bowel preparation to cleanse the colon in order to decrease the risk for infectious complications. If you are unsure of what your instructions were, or you have lost them, this is a copy of our standard preoperative bowel prep instructions.
Diagnosed with an inguinal hernia and unsure of what will be involved with its repair? This is a description of the signs and symptoms of inguinal hernias, as well as a description of the surgical management of this common problem
Gallbladder disease is very common and frequently requires surgical treatment. These informational sheets describe the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for gallbladder issues.
Colectomy, or removal of a portion of the colon, is a fairly common procedure. As with many other operations, a minimally invasive (laparoscopic) approach is feasible for many patients. This information sheet provides a description of what to anticipate with both laparoscopic and conventional open surgeries, whether for benign or malignant disease.
Patients scheduled for bariatric surgery, whether laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery or LAP-BAND surgery, are requested to follow this diet for 10 days prior to surgery. This allows your body to use some of the fat stored in the liver just before surgery, thereby decreasing its size and allowing better visualization in the upper abdomen.
Patients undergoing Roux en Y Gastric Bypass surgery have a strict dietary regimen to follow. This PDF file outlines the diet as it progresses from the first few weeks following surgery through the first 12 months.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Diet Regimen
Patients undergoing Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery need to carefully follow a strict dietary regimen. This PDF file outlines the diet as it progresses from the first few weeks following surgery and beyond.