Patient Resources 


Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy - overview (pdf)

Peglyte Standard Colonoscopy Preparation (pdf)

Sigmoidoscopy Preparation (pdf)

Fiber Booklet TOH (pdf

2 day extended Colonoscopy Preparation (pdf) 

Pico Salax Preparation (pdf) 



Endoscopy - overview (pdf)

Preparing for your Endoscopy (pdf)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) +/- Hiatal Hernia Lifestyle & Dietary Treatments (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)

Toe Surgery Information Sheet (pdf)  

Anal Fissures - overview (pdf)

Anorectal Surgery - pain management (pdf)

Opioids After Surgery (pdf)

Fiber Booklet TOH (pdf

FODMAP Diet (pdf)

Hemorrhoid Information Sheet RVH Surgery (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