Patient Resources 

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy - overview (pdf)

Colonoscopy Preparation (pdf)

Sigmoidoscopy Preparation (pdf)

Fiber Booklet TOH (pdf

 

Endoscopy

Endoscopy - overview (pdf)

Endoscopy Preparation (pdf)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) +/- Hiatal Hernia Lifestyle & Dietary Treatments (PDF) 

  

Gallbladder surgery

Gallbladder Surgery - overview (pdf)

Gallbladder Surgery - pain management (pdf)

 

Hernia surgery

Hernia Surgery - overview (pdf)

Hernia Surgery - pain management (pdf)

 

Breast surgery

Breast Surgery - overview (pdf)

Breast Cancer & Fertility (pdf) 

Breast Surgery - pain management (pdf)

 

Colon surgery

Colon Surgery - overview (pdf)

Renfrew County Ostomy Handbook (pdf)

Fiber Booklet TOH (pdf

 

Other procedures and general information

Want to quit smoking for free in Renfrew County? (pdf) 

Stop Smoking - improve surgical outcomes (pdf)

Stop Smoking - Support Groups (pdf)

Wound Care After Day Surgery (pdf)

Surgery for Ingrown Toenails (pdf)

Anal Fissures - overview (pdf)

Anorectal Surgery - pain management (pdf)

Opioids After Surgery (pdf)

Fiber Booklet TOH (pdf

FODMAP Diet (pdf)

Hemorrhoid Information Sheet RVH Surgery (pdf

 

Other trusted resources for patients

Colon cancer

Colon cancer screening guidelines from Cancer Care Ontario:  https://www.cancercareontario.ca/en/types-of-cancer/colorectal/screening 

More information on colon cancer from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN): https://www.nccn.org/patients/guidelines/colon/70/

Other recommended colon cancer resources from:

American Society of ColoRectal Surgery (ASCRS): https://www.fascrs.org/patients/disease-condition/basic-facts-about-colorectal-cancer

Canadian Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/colorectal/colorectal-cancer/?region=on

 

Breast cancer

Canadian Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/breast/breast-cancer/?region=on

Canadian Breast Cancer Network: https://www.cbcn.ca/en/types-and-subtypes?gclid=Cj0KCQjwi7DtBRCLARIsAGCJWBpeu6a-_DQQbI7_baOl78Cw95hD8gdCZTcaG3KI-Zf8PLic3wb9QTkaArG9EALw_wcB

Cancer Care Ontario: https://www.cancercareontario.ca/en/types-of-cancer/breast-cancer

 

Other specific diagnoses