STORIES OF Surgery


General Surgery

Appendectomy

My Appendicitis Story


Cholecystectomy


Hernia Repair

Lessons learned in a hospital gown

My Umbilical Hernia Repair Experience


Bariatric Surgery

How well does bariatric surgery work?

Vox speaks to 11 bariatric surgery recipients

My weight loss surgery story

A woman shares the story behind "a decision that would change [her] life forever


Colorectal Surgery

Colon Surgery Experience

Kevin Hague discusses his bowel resection surgery and recovery.

my j-pouch surgery

By Edmund Murray

 My Surgery Experience: Small Bowel Resection

My Surgery Experience: Small Bowel Resection


Surgical Oncology

Lobectomy: My Story

Surgical clerks do not get a true representation of what it’s like to be a surgical patient. Once that patient is discharged, they really have no idea of the recovery process after that point and the impact the illness has had on them and their family. The idea is to change that perception.

Alex kuczera's story

Bowel cancer treatment and surgery

Twas the night before surgery

A breast surgeon details her experience with breast cancer and surgery.


Trauma Surgery

reuniting with the trauma surgeon who saved my life...twice