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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James A. Lee, MD
Dr. James Lee and Dr. Robert McConnell welcome patients to thyroid cancer awareness month.
Jeffrey A. Ascherman, MD
Dr. Jeffrey Ascherman covers the basics of breast reconstruction surgery.
Julia J. Wattacheril, MD, MPH
Dr. Julia Wattacheril and Dr. Joel Lavine answer some common questions surrounding Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).
Dr. Margaret Chen of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia and Dr. Ming-der Chang from the American Cancer Society - Asian Initiatives discuss the impact of breast cancer on Asian American women.
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Joshua R. Sonett, MD
Dr. Sonett discusses how personalized medicine is used in the treatment of lung cancer.
ECMOLung TransplantThoracic
Dr. Cara Agerstrand, Medical ECMO Attending at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia's Center for Acute Respiratory Failure discusses the cutting-edge technology behind Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).
Robert Thomas Grant, MD, MSc, FACS
Most likely, the only vision problems you'll have after eyelid surgery will be due to temporary swelling. Even so, says cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Robert Grant, a pre-surgical visit to an ophthalmologist makes good vision sense. Watch the video to learn more.
Robert Thomas Grant, MD, MSc, FACS
A mid-facelift focuses on the area below the eyes to the jaw line -- where gravity is likely to first takes its toll. Watch this video featuring cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Robert Grant to learn why less can be more when it comes to the mid-lift.