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​​​​​General Surgery Division

The Division of General Surgery at Toronto General Hospital provides comprehensive care for patients requiring surgery. A family physician or specialist will refer patients to our team of surgeons, nurses and other multidisciplinary professionals.

UHN Surgery Patient Education Guide


UHN Brochures and Pamphlets

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UHN Videos

  • Whipple Procedure
  • This video is about the Whipple procedure, also called a pancreatico-duodenectomy. This surgery is used to treat cancer involving the head of the pancreas. The video explains pancreatic cancer, preparing for the surgery, what happens during surgery, and care after the procedure. It also covers possible risks and complications.

    The following videos are to help you during your stay and after you leave the hospital.
    Please read the Terms and Conditions of Use carefully before viewing the videos.


    How to Use Your Feeding Tube at Home: A Step by Step Demonstration
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    Deep Breathing Exercises

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    Planning to Go Home after Being in the Hospital

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    Incentive Spirometry

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    Managing Your Pain

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  • Related Links

    Information on anesthesia and anesthesiologists for the Canadians provided by the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society.

    • American College of Surgeons

      The College has a series of public information brochures on specific clinical procedures.

    • Videos of Surgical Procedures

      This page provides links to pre-recorded webcasts of surgical procedures. These are actual operations performed at medical centers in the United States since January 2004. The videos last an hour.