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Bowel surgery booklet coverPatient/Family engagement is critical to surgical recovery and is the core pillar of Enhanced Recovery Canada. The following resources have been developed based on the ERC Colorectal Pathways and are provided to support patients and their family members:

A Guide to Bowel Surgery

This resource has been developed by the McGill Patient Education office and for a nominal fee, may be customized to reflect relevant site specific details by contacting Nancy Posel -

Colorectal Surgery Guide – An animated narration

Colorectal Surgery Guide – A digital patient education platform developed by a multidisciplinary team of researchers, nurses, doctors, and linguistic experts working together on designing evidence-based animated video-guides. The guides are available for free via and provided in 15 common languages spoken in Canada.