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
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
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.
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