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Resource Guide for Gallstones

June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
 
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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GASTROENTEROLOGY

Address:
P.O. Box 342260
Bethesda, MD 20827-2260

Phone:
(301) 263-9000

Internet Address:
http://www.acg.gi.org

Description of Services Provided:
The American College of Gastroenterology provides accurate, up-to-date information about gallstones and other digestive disorders. A new web-based resource for patients can be found on the ACG website, which includes chapters from a digestive health “web book” written by gastroenterology experts.

AMERICAN GASTROENTEROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

Address:
National Office
4930 Del Ray Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone:
(301) 654-2055

Internet Address:
http://www.gastro.org

Description of Services Provided:
The American Gastroenterological Association provides patient information about gallstones and other digestive disorders.

NATIONAL DIGESTIVE DISEASES INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE

Address:
2 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892–3570

Phone:
1 (800) 891-5389

Internet Address:
http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov

Description of Services Provided:
The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse provides information on gallstones and other digestive disorders. It is part of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.

THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN GASTROINTESTINAL AND ENDOSCOPIC SURGEONS

Address:
11300 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Internet Address:
http://www.sages.org/

Description of Services Provided:
While geared to surgeons who use endoscopy and laparoscopy, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) offers patient information pages on 15 topics, which the general public can access. Additionally, the main page features links to indepth sites on nine conditions and procedures, including gallbladder surgery.



Last reviewed June 2009 by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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