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Preoperative/Postoperative Instructions

Please view these documents prior to your procedure. 

While these instructions provide general guidelines as to what to expect preoperatively and postoperatively, please confirm specific instructions with your surgeon.


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Forms for Referring Physicians


We encourage physicians within Northwestern Medicine and elsewhere to refer patients to our practice. If you are a referring physician please feel free to fill out and fax the referral form below to our office, or feel free to call our office directly. At Northwestern Surgical Associates we work diligently to expedite complex workups and even external transfers for complex surgical conditions.



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External Resources

  1. www.digestique.com: Dr. Steven J. Stryker's personal website with information specifically for the female patient with chronic digestive illnesses.
  2. www.fascrs.org: The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons is a useful resource for all conditions of the lower gastrointestinal tract
  3. www.cancer.org: American Cancer Society is an excellent source of information for all types of cancer.
  4. www.facs.org/patienteducation: The American College of Surgeons website provides excellent, general information about commonly performed surgical procedures.
  5. www.nih.gov: The National Institutes of Health website provides specific, up-to-date information regarding common diseases of the digestive tract and obesity.
  6. www.obesity.org: The Obesity Society is a reputable organization with clear and accurate information regarding the health effects of obesity..
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