Patient Education and Information

The Media Learning Center features educational videos, animations of procedures, and other resources created by Department of Surgery experts. Initially developed for patients, these resources contain highly specific, up-to-date information that is also valuable for clinicians who wish to learn from top experts about the latest treatment options.

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Colorectal
Steven A. Lee-Kong, MD, FASCRS
Although 9 out of 10 patients with colon cancer are over age 50, young patients are not immune. In this moving video, Adalis Martinez shares her story of getting colon cancer at age 21.
Weight Loss
Marc Bessler, MD
The duodenal switch is a complex, yet extremely effective weight loss operation that both decreases the size of the stomach and limits the absorption of calories from food.
Weight LossMinimal Access
Marc Bessler, MD
A sleeve gastrectomy is a weight loss procedure that removes most of the stomach – reducing the size of the stomach and simultaneously reducing the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.
Hernia
Dr. Peter Geller, Professor of Surgery at Columbia, presents a right inguinal hernia repair on a 55 year old male patient with no prior hernia surgeries and no gastrointestinal complaints.
Hernia
Dr. Peter Geller, Professor of Surgery at Columbia, presents a right inguinal hernia repair on a 19 year old female patient with no prior hernia surgeries and no gastrointestinal complaints.
Hernia
Dr. Peter Geller, Professor of Surgery at Columbia, presents a laparoscopic bilateral repair of an inguinal hernia on a 40 year old male patient with no prior hernia surgeries and no gastrointestinal complaints.
ColorectalSecond Opinion
Pokala Ravi Kiran, MD
Dr. Ravi P. Kiran welcomes patients to New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center's Colorectal Cancer Awareness Day event.

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