Patient & Caregiver Education

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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 Neck Dissection Surgery

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

Nutrition Guidelines for Patients With Short Bowel Syndrome

This information will help you maintain your nutrition after your bowel surgery.

The Split-Thickness Skin Graft

This information describes surgery using a split-thickness skin graft.

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 Surgery for Cancer of the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses

This guide will help you prepare for your surgery for cancer of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), and help you understand what to expect during your recovery.

Discharge Instructions After Stereotactic Radiosurgery to the Brain

This information explains your discharge instructions after your stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) to the brain.

MiraLAX Bowel Preparation

This information describes how to take polyethylene glycol (Miralax®) to empty your colon before your surgery or procedure.

About Your Closure or Reconstruction Using a Local Flap

This information will help you learn about your surgery using a local flap at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), including what to expect before and after your surgery.

Tracheal or Bronchial Stent Placement

This information will help you prepare for your tracheal or bronchial stent placement at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK).