Patient & Caregiver Education

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About Your Total Abdominal Hysterectomy and Other Gynecologic Surgeries

This guide will help you prepare for your total abdominal hysterectomy at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) and help you understand what to expect during your recovery.

Surgery Locations

This information explains surgery locations at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK).

About Your Thoracic Surgery

This guide will help you prepare for your thoracic surgery or procedure at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

The Whipple Procedure: A Brief Overview for Family and Friends

This information will help you understand your family member or friend’s Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy). Please use it as a reference while you wait during the surgery and when getting updates from your nurse liaison.

About Your Liver Surgery

This guide will help you prepare for your liver surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK). It will also help you understand what to expect during your recovery.

Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ)

This information explains osteonecrosis of the jaw and answers some frequently asked questions.

Information for Family and Friends for the Day of Surgery

This information explains what to expect on the day your friend or family member is having surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s (MSK) main hospital.

About Your Distal Pancreatectomy

This guide will help you prepare for your distal pancreatectomy surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), and help you understand what to expect during your recovery.

Getting Ready for Surgery

This information will help you prepare for your surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s (MSK’s) Memorial Hospital, Josie Robertson Surgery Center (JRSC), or MSK Monmouth. Review these instructions 10 days before your surgery.

Exercises After Breast Surgery

This information describes how to perform arm and shoulder exercises, a breathing exercise, and scar massage after your breast surgery.