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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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.
Weight Loss
Minimal Access
A sleeve gastrectomy is a weight loss procedure that removes most of the stomach – reducing the size of the stomach and simultaneously reducing the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.
Hernia
Dr. Peter Geller, Professor of Surgery at Columbia, presents a right inguinal hernia repair on a 55 year old male patient with no prior hernia surgeries and no gastrointestinal complaints.
Hernia
Dr. Peter Geller, Professor of Surgery at Columbia, presents a right inguinal hernia repair on a 19 year old female patient with no prior hernia surgeries and no gastrointestinal complaints.
Hernia
Dr. Peter Geller, Professor of Surgery at Columbia, presents a laparoscopic bilateral repair of an inguinal hernia on a 40 year old male patient with no prior hernia surgeries and no gastrointestinal complaints.
Colorectal
Second Opinion
Dr. Ravi P. Kiran welcomes patients to New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center's Colorectal Cancer Awareness Day event.
Thyroid
Endocrine
Dr. James Lee discusses a minimally invasive thyroid lobectomy – a procedure used to remove one of the two lobes of the thyroid gland.
Parathyroid
Endocrine
Lawrence
The parathyroid glands are four small but important glands, and in most people they are located directly behind the thyroid.

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