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The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgical Patient Education website supports the surgical community with current resources for informed decision making and full patient participation in surgical care.

Our partnership with surgical specialty organizations, key professional associations, and the National Library of Medicine allows the ACS to present evidence-based reviewed materials about specific operations and surgical care through this website.

The ACS patient education website provides information on selected surgical procedures, lab tests, and medications—supporting you in meeting requirements for Meaningful Use criteria.

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New Toolkit

The My Patient Education Toolkit delivers patient education directly by email, text, and your portal. Patients will have access to all ACS Patient Education resources in your personalized toolkit.

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Surgeon Toolkit

A 2020 survey showed a majority of people are reluctant to undergo procedures and may not reschedule necessary care while COVID-19 continues to circulate in communities. The ACS developed a toolkit to help address patient concerns.

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