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American Gastroenterological Association

  • Address: 4930 Del Ray Avenue Bethesda, Maryland 20814
  • Phone: 301-654-2055
  • Internet Address: http://www.gastro.org
  • Description of services provided: This is a site for both the public and health professionals. The Digestive Health Resource Center offers patient wellness brochures on a variety of digestive topics.

National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Disease

  • Address: Office of Communications & Public Liaison, NIH Building 31, Room 9A04 31 Center Drive, MSC 2560 Bethesda, MD 20892-2560
  • Internet Address: http://www2.niddk.nih.gov
  • Description of services provided: This is a site for both the public and health professionals. One of its services is the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, which provides health information that can be duplicated and distributed freely.

American College of Gastroenterology

  • Address: PO Box 342260 Bethesda MD 20827-2260
  • Phone: 301-263-9000
  • Internet Address: http://www.acg.gi.org
  • Description of services provided: With one of its goals to "advance knowledge of gastrointestinal disease," the American College of Gastroenterology includes over 9,000 physicians. Of interest to nonmembers, the site features patient information covering over 20 topics, a physician locator, brochures, such as "What is a Gastroenterologist? A Patient Education Pamphlet," and a list of links to related sites.

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

  • Address: 11300 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 600 Los Angeles, CA 90064
  • Phone: 310-437-0544
  • Internet Address: http://www.sages.org
  • Description of services provided: The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) is comprised of over 5,000 surgeons who use endoscopy and laparoscopy. For the general public, you can link to the organization's patient information. Find a doctor who is a SAGES member, get brochures on a range of topics, and link to in-depth sites.

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