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Colorectal Enhanced Recovery Program

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Crouse Hospital's mission is to provide the best in patient care. As your healthcare partner, we encourage you to take an active role in preparing for your surgery and completing the prescribed steps during your hospital stay and when you return home. Doing so will enhance your recovery and help you feel better.


We've prepared a brochure and video to help you every step of the way. Please click on the links below to view them both. As always, be sure to speak with your doctor about any questions or concerns.


Brochure: What to Expect During Your Hospital Stay 

Video:  Your Colorectal Surgery

For Ostomy Patients

Has yor doctor mentioned you will or may have a colostomy or ileostomy? The American Academy of Surgeons has created a video series that explains everything you need to know about an ostomy. We suggest you view these videos, posted on YouTube, before your pre-operative testing appointment by clicking on the link below.


Living with an Ostomy: Video Series by the American Academy of Surgery


Living with an Ostomy: Video by the United Ostomy Associations of America



Crouse Hospital Ostomy Support Group
It's nice to be able to share your experiences and learn from others in a welcoming, supportive environment. Our Ostomy Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at Crouse Hospital's Marley Education Center, 765 Irving Ave., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Anyone living with an ostomy and their loved ones and friends are welcome. For more information, please call the ostomy nurses at Crouse at 315/470-7300.