Patient & Caregiver Education

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About Your Prostate Surgery

This guide will help you prepare for your prostate surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), and help you understand what to expect after your surgery.

About Your Whipple Procedure

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

About Your Bladder Surgery with an Ileal Conduit (Urostomy)

This guide will help you prepare for your bladder surgery with an ileal conduit (urostomy) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

About Your Abdominal Perineal Resection Surgery

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

About Your Thoracic Surgery

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

Lymphatic Mapping with Sentinel Node Biopsy

This information will help you understand your lymphatic mapping with sentinel node biopsy procedure.

About Your Ommaya Reservoir Placement Surgery for Pediatric Patients

This guide will help you prepare for your surgery to have your Ommaya reservoir placed. For the rest of this resource, our use of the words “you” and “your” refer to you or your child.

About Your Diagnostic Laryngoscopy Under Anesthesia

This information will help you prepare for your diagnostic laryngoscopy at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK).

About Your Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) Shunt Surgery

This information will help you prepare for your surgery to have your programmable or nonprogrammable ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placed at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), and help you understand what to expect during your recovery.

About Your Low Anterior Resection Surgery

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