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Provide patients with surgical information from the source they trust most…their own surgeon

The American College of Surgeons offers a digital patient education service to educate patients about their surgical procedures and acquire the skills needed for their optimal recovery.

Start your 60-day Free Trial to receive a personalized Surgical Patient Education Toolkit that includes the entire ACS Patient Education library and additional resources reviewed by the College. (Takes just 2 minutes).

Enroll for for patient education service trial

What happens after 60 days?  If you want to maintain your Toolkit following the trial period, you can purchase an annual subscription directly from the American College of Surgeons for only $300 per year ($25 per month).

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Patient education titles from the American College of Surgeons
Sample Collection of Patient Education Titles

What You Get

The service delivers point of care surgical education to help patients understand the procedure, make informed decisions, and confidently manage their entire perioperative experience from prep to home care.

Upon enrolling, you will receive a “Patient Education Toolkit”, a website at a unique website address (URL) that is personalized with your name and loaded with helpful resources relevant to your surgical specialty.

Content is available for multiple surgical specialties.

  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
Surgical patient education from the American college of Surgeons

Your name appears at the top of all pages.
Add a Professional Profile to share your surgical expertise.


You control the content. Publish your own handouts or supplement titles with your own “Tips & Wisdom”

Trusted content

Videos, Self-Care Guides and additional resources provided from the American College of Surgeons and other esteemed health organizations

Information from YOU

The patient education content covers a wide range of topics to help patients better understand their procedures and manage their care from home.

  • PROCEDURE BROCHURES (Appendecomy, Cholecystectomy, Hernia Repair)
  • PRE-OP INSTRUCTIONS (Colonoscopy Prep, Prepare for Colectomy)
  • VIDEOS (Breast Cancer Surgery, Lung Operation)
  • SELF-CARE GUIDES (Central Lines, Feeding Tubes, Ostomy Care)
The program was reviewed by the Patient Education Committee, the Patient Education Governor’s Workgroup, and the Advisory Councils.
Surgical Patient Education Toolkit

Easily Deliver to Your Patients

Once you’ve created your Toolkit, its easy to direct patients to your recommended resources.

  • Display the Toolkit on your Website
  • Print handouts as needed
  • Direct patients to your Toolkit via posters or a checklist
  • Deliver recommended resources via email or text

Enroll for for patient education service trial

Individual Toolkits Include Your Professional Profile

The service includes a Professional Profile page to share your surgical training and expertise with patients and the community.

You can optimize your Profile with the following:

  • Profile Photo
  • A list of the conditions you treat and procedures you perform
  • Office location with digital maps
  • Your Expertise,  Education & Training and Personal Info
  • Links to your Practice Website, Patient Portal and Telehealth service
  • Professional Affiliations. Highlight your membership in the American College of Surgeons with a link to information about what it means to be a “Fellow” of the American College of Surgeons
  • Tips & Wisdom – Enhance your Profile with your insights and specific recommendations
Dr. Neumayer Profile

You control the content displayed on your Toolkit

Easily add/remove titles and publish your own patient education handouts and videos to your Toolkit. Share your expertise and unique approach to care.

Simply log-in to your User Account to add/remove titles from display, publish your own Tips, and personalize your Profile.

Enhance Your Website or Hospital Listing

Already have a practice website or listing on a hospital website? It’s easy to make it better with in-depth resources for your patients.

Your Toolkit has been engineered to be integrated into a variety of websites and webpages.

For questions regarding the content, contact the ACS Division of Education Manager at kmaruyama@facs.org or (312) 202-5767.

For technical support, contact Vivacare at support@vivacare.com or 1-800-279-2991 #0.