Colorectal Surgery Patient Guide

Preparing to have surgery can be overwhelming. You will receive a lot of information. Your colorectal surgery team is here to help you through this entire process.

This patient guide includes information about:

  • Getting ready for your surgery
  • What to expect on the day of surgery and while you are recovering in the hospital
  • Planning for recovery and getting ready to go home after surgery
  • What to expect at home after surgery

Please remember that every patient is different. Your care team will create a recovery program based on your needs.

Please try to read this patient guide as soon as you are able to and bring it with you to all of your appointments and hospitalizations. Write down your questions and be sure to ask your surgical team when you see them, or call your surgeon’s office. It is important for you, your family and your friends to understand what to anticipate so that everyone can fully participate in your recovery.

We look forward to partnering with you to ensure a quick recovery!