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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Dr. Kenneth A. Forde's presentation outlines the history of Columbia University's Department of Surgery
Kidney TransplantTransplant Surgery Fellowship
Lloyd E. Ratner, MD
Dr. Lloyd Ratner gives a quick overview of the kidney donation and transplantation process.
Kidney Transplant
Lloyd E. Ratner, MD
Dr. Lloyd Rater gives a quick overview of the pancreatic transplantation process for patients.
Weight Loss
Jeffrey L. Zitsman, MD
Dr. Jeffrey Zitsman addresses questions regarding adolescent obesity surgery.
Weight LossLawrence
Beth A. Schrope, MD, PhD, FACS
Dr. Beth Schrope provides an introduction to the different weight loss surgery options available for patients.
Benjamin Samstein, M.D.
Benjamin Samstein, M.D., the Surgical Director at the Living Donor Liver Transplant Program and an Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, discusses surgical treatment of colorectal cancer that has metastasized to the liver.