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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Video Thumbnail: How Getting Colon Cancer at 21 Changes Everything
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.
Video Thumbnail: Duodenal Switch
Weight Loss
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.
Marc Bessler, MD