Use the list below to go directly to the healthcare related resources. Content on these web sites has been prepared by the organization producing the site. Dearborn Surgical Associates does not have control of the content, nor does it screen or endorse the content in any way.

Government & Medical Sites:

National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Telephone: 301/496-4000

National Health Information Center
The National Health Information Center (NHIC) is a health information referral service. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers.
Department of Health and Human Services
Referral Specialist
P.O. Box 1133
Washington, DC 20013-1133
Telephone: 301/ 565-4167 or 800/ 336-4797 (toll-free)
FAX: 301/ 984-4256

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse - Important information about GERD.

Healthfinder Smart Choices
Healthfinder is a gateway consumer health and human services information web site from the United States government. Healthfinder can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit oganizations that produce reliable information for the public.
P.O. Box 1133
Washington, DC 20013-1133


The National Library of Medicine's search service provides access to some 9 million citations listed in Medline and other medical databases.

Thoracoscopic & Laparoscopic Esophagectomy
Introduction to laparoscopic surgery.

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.

General information about heart burn abd endo-surgery

Internet Grateful Med
Search the Internet for healthcare information using the extensive database collection prepared by the National Library of Medicine.
Internet Grateful Med Development Team
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894 USA

Food and Drug Administration
FDA (HFE-88)
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: 800/532-4440 (in the Washington, D.C., area, please call 301/827-4420)
Fax: 301/443-9767

National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Aging (NIA) leads a national program of research on the biomedical, social, and behavioral aspects of the aging process; the prevention of age-related diseases and disabilities; and the promotion of a better quality of life for all older Americans.
NIA Information Center
P.O. Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057
Telephone: 800/222-2225, 800/222-4225 (TTY)

Cancer Information Service
The Cancer Information Service (CIS), a national information and education network, is a free public service of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Nation¹s primary agency for cancer research. The CIS is a source for the latest, most accurate cancer information for patients, their families, the general public, and health professionals. The CIS responds to calls in English and Spanish.
National Cancer Institute
Telephone: 800/4­CANCER (800/422­6237)or 800/332­8615 TTY
Fax: 301/402-5874

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides leadership for a national research program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lungs, and blood and in transfusion medicine through support of innovative basic, clinical, and population-based and health education research.
NHLBI Information Center
Attention: Web Site
PO Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
Fax: 301/251-1223

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) conducts and supports research on normal structure and function of bones, muscles, and skin, as well as the numerous and disparate diseases that affect these tissues. The National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse provides information, locates other information sources, creates health information materials, and participates in a national Federal database on health information.
1 AMS Circle
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-3675
TelephonePhone: 301/ 495-4484 or 301/ 565-2966 TTY
Fax: 301/718-6366

National Institute of Diabetes
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts and supports research and provides leadership for a national program in diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases.

Health Publications: Consumer Information Center
Full-text versions of many consumer publications relating to healthcare.
Consumer Information Center
Dept. WWW
Pueblo, CO 81009
Telephone: 888/8 PUEBLO (888/ 878-3256)

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
The CDC is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is the promotion of health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. The CDC organization governs 11 Centers, Institutes, and Offices.
1600 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
Telephone: 404/639-3534

National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine is a gateway to vast resources of medical databases and information.
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
Telephone: 800/638-8480 or 800/272-4787

Food and Nutrition Information Center
Resource for information on general nutrition, as well as nutrition and specific diseases, such as cancer.
USDA-National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room 304
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
Telephone: 301/504-5719

General Health Information:

Reuters Health Information Services, Inc.
Reuters Health Information Services is a commercial web site that produces health and medical news for professionals and consumers. It is subsidized by Reuters Group PLC.
1700 Broadway 20th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Telephone: 212/603-3200
Fax: 212/397-5052 or 397-3306

Stanford HealthLink
Stanford HealthLink is a commercial site which provides indepth medical information, news, health tips, and the on-line version of the journal Stanford Medicine.

Mayo Health Oasis
Mayo Health Oasis is a commercial site sponsored by the Mayo Clinic and directed by a team of healthcare specialists. Healthcare information, news, and tips are updated each weekday and feature topics relevant to all ages.

Johns Hopkins InteliHealth
InteliHealth is a commercial site which offers a wide range of patient-centered health information in different areas of medicine. It is a joint venture of Aetna US Healthcare and Johns Hopkins University Hospital and Health System.
Inteli-Health, Inc.
960C Harvest Drvie
P.O. Box 1097
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Telephone: 215/775-5155

Health Insight, AMA
A product of the American Medical Association, this site features general health information as well as indepth information about specific conditions. It also offers medical news, Doctor finder, and an Interactive Health section.
515 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Telephone: 312/464-5000

New England Journal of Medicine
On-line version of the prestigious journal of healthcare research, findings, trends, and other information.
10 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115-6094
Telephone: 617/734-9800

MedScape is an interactive, multispecialty commerical website for clinicians and consumers. Information is presented from clinical journals, medical news providers, medical education programs and original material.
134 W. 29th St. 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001-5399
Telephone: 212/760-3100

Cancer Resources:

PDQ offers a comprehensive cancer database that healthcare professionals and consumers can use to access information on treatment, screening and prevention, and supportive care, as well as information about clinical trials that are currently being conducted.
National Cancer Insistute
Telephone: 800/4­CANCER (800/422­6237)or 800/332­8615 TTY
Fax: 301/402-5874

Information about the following specific types of cancer, as well as numerous other types of cancer can be accessed from the links below:

University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
Comprehensive resource for cancer diagnosis, treatment, and support.

American Cancer Society
Comprehensive resource for cancer information including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, recovery and support.
148 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 110201
Telephone: 800/ACS-2345

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Comprehensive cancer information resource.
Telephone: M.D. Anderson Information Line (800/392-1611, option 3)

Associations and Organizations:

American College of Surgeons
633 North Saint Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Telephone: 312/202-5181

American Dietetic Association
216 West jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Telephone: 312/899-0040

American Medical Association
515 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Telephone: 312/464-5000

American Heart Association
The American Heart Association provides indepth information on heart disease and stroke, including information on prevention, diagnosis, and support.
National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75231
Telephone: 800/AHA-USA1, or Women's Health 888/MY-HEART

American Lung Association
The American Lung Association provides indepth information about preventing lung disease and preserving lung health.
Telephone: 800/LUNG-USA (800/586-4872)

American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association provides information about all aspects of diabetes. Their mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and improve the lives of people who live with diabetes.
National Office
1660 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: 800/DIABETES

March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization which focuses its efforts on reducing birth defects and infant mortality.
Birth Defects Foundation
National Office
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Telephone: 914/428-7100

American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization which provides relief to disaster victims as well as support in preparing for, preventing, and responding to emergencies.
Attn: Public Inquiry Office
6th floor 8111 Gatehouse Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
Telephone: 703/206-7090
800/HELP-NOW (800/435-7669) English speaking.
800/257-7575 Spanish speaking.

Rx List - The Internet Drug Index
A pharmaceutical site which features an extensive list of drug names.
Telephone: 707/746-8754