Patient Resources 


Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy - overview (pdf)

Colonoscopy Preparation (pdf)

Sigmoidoscopy Preparation (pdf)

Fiber Booklet TOH (pdf



Endoscopy - overview (pdf)

Endoscopy Preparation (pdf)


Gallbladder surgery

Gallbladder Surgery - overview (pdf)

Gallbladder Surgery - pain management (pdf)


Hernia surgery

Hernia Surgery - overview (pdf)

Hernia Surgery - pain management (pdf)


Breast surgery

Breast Surgery - overview (pdf)

Breast Cancer & Fertility (pdf) 

Breast Surgery - pain management (pdf)


Colon surgery

Colon Surgery - overview (pdf)

Renfrew County Ostomy Handbook (pdf)

Fiber Booklet TOH (pdf


Other procedures and general information

Want to quit smoking for free in Renfrew County? (pdf) 

Stop Smoking - improve surgical outcomes (pdf)

Stop Smoking - Support Groups (pdf)

Wound Care After Day Surgery (pdf)

Surgery for Ingrown Toenails (pdf)

Anal Fissures - overview (pdf)

Anorectal Surgery - pain management (pdf)

Opioids After Surgery (pdf)

Fiber Booklet TOH (pdf


Other trusted resources for patients

Colon cancer

Colon cancer screening guidelines from Cancer Care Ontario: 

More information on colon cancer from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN):

Other recommended colon cancer resources from:

American Society of ColoRectal Surgery (ASCRS):

Canadian Cancer Society:


Breast cancer

Canadian Cancer Society:

Canadian Breast Cancer Network:

Cancer Care Ontario:


Other specific diagnoses