Q&A With Jessica Cohan From UCSF Medical School: How Much Information Do Patients Need for Ulcerative Colitis Surgical Procedures

The internet can be an endless source of information for patients looking to learn more about their conditions and possible treatments and surgical options. Whether those sources provide the help needed is another issue for healthcare professionals to tackle.

The internet can be an endless source of information for patients looking to learn more about their conditions and possible treatments and surgical options. Whether those sources provide the help needed is another issue for healthcare professionals to tackle.

Jessica Cohan, MD, from the UCSF School of Medicine said that while information is a good thing, making sure it is the right information is even more important. The two most common surgical options for the condition come with their own challenges and issues for patients and Cohan said it is important to consider all the options and risks when making a surgical decision.