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Patient Resouces

For your convenience.

Patient Guide for Colorectal Surgery

ShorePoint Health Port Charlotte has collaborated with our team of surgeons to provide you with this comprehensive guidebook for colorectal surgery. This guidebook is designed to help you better understand and prepare for your surgery. It includes information on exams and tests, pre-operative visits, surgery timelines, bowel prep and diet, pain management, post-operative care, and more. 


The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) offers information on common treatment and screening procedures for colorectal health. The information presented on the ASCRS website is solely intended to provide you with information that will help educate you on the importance of screenings and treatments. No information provided on this website or otherwise offered by ASCRS is intended to replace or in any way modify the advice of your healthcare professional.


Enhanced recovery after surgery, known as ERAS, is a multimodal approach to surgical care that has been shown to improve recovery after surgery, especially in patients undergoing colorectal surgical bowel resections. Reach out to our team to learn more about ERAS and how it can help you in your post-op recovery.

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