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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Surgery Information
540 Gaither Road
Suite 2000
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 427-1364
Web Address: www.ahrq.gov/consumer/surgery/surgery.htm#Contents
 

This Web site has information for patients who are facing surgery. It helps patients and caregivers learn more about what types of questions to ask the primary care doctor and surgeon before surgery.


American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
520 N. Northwest Highway
Park Ridge, IL  60068
Phone: (847) 825-5586
Fax: (847) 825-1692
Email: communications@asahq.org
Web Address: www.asahq.org
 

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is a group of physicians who develop the medical standards of anesthesiology and seek to improve patient care. The ASA website has information about pain relief, anesthesia during a procedure, and more.


KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and Teens
Nemours Home Office
10140 Centurion Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: (904) 697-4100
Web Address: www.kidshealth.org
 

This website is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It has a wide range of information about children's health—from allergies and diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This website offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can sign up to get weekly emails about your area of interest.


National Institute on Aging: Surgery
P.O. Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057
 
Phone: 1-800-222-2225 Information Center
TDD: 1-800-222-4225
Web Address: www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation/Publications/surgery.htm
 

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is one of the centers of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. This Web site has information about planning and paying for surgery.


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Last Updated: November 05, 2012
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