Patient Resources 

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy - overview (pdf)

Colonoscopy Preparation (pdf)

Sigmoidoscopy Preparation (pdf)

 

Endoscopy

Endoscopy - overview (pdf)

Endoscopy Preparation (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 Surgery - pain management (pdf)

 

 

Colon surgery

Colon Surgery - overview (pdf)

Renfrew County Ostomy Handbook (pdf)

 

Other procedures and general information

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)

 

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