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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Parathyroid
Endocrine
Lawrence
The parathyroid glands are four small but important glands, and in most people they are located directly behind the thyroid.
Adrenal
Endocrine
The surgical removal of the adrenal glands (adrenalectomy) can put various abdominal organs at risk. However, a technique known as retroperitoneal adrenalectomy approaches the adrenals from the back — Allowing for a safer and less complex procedure.
Pancreas
Deborah Gerzberg, Clinical Nutritionist at Columbia's Pancreas Center, discusses the important role of diet during treatment for pancreatic cancer.
Thyroid
Endocrine
Throughout the month of September, the NY Thyroid‐Parathyroid Center at NewYork Presbyterian/Columbia will be posting informative blogs, patient testimonials, and educational pieces to help raise awareness about the screening, diagnosis and the treatment of thyroid cancer. In this video, Dr. James Lee, Co-Director of the New York Thyroid Center, guides us through a detailed animation of a minimally invasive total thyroidectomy procedure.
Pancreas
Deborah Gerzberg, Clinical Nutritionist at Columbia's Pancreas Center, discusses how to gain weight in a healthy manner.
Liver
Dr. Robert Brown discusses some common risk factors of hepatitis.
Liver
Dr. Robert Brown discusses the most common type of viral hepatitis in the world – hepatitis B.
Liver
Dr. Robert Brown discusses a condition called liver fibrosis.
Liver
Dr. Robert Brown presents an introduction to the most common types of liver disease.
Liver
Dr. Robert Brown discusses the role of diet and lifestyle changes in the prevention of liver disease.

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