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American College of Surgeons(ACS) has as its mission to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. The college has position papers on topics such as emerging surgical technologies and managed care.

Laparoscopy.com offers laparoscopic surgeons highlights of the history of laparoscopy and features pictures (and in some cases videos) of procedures for endoscopy, abdomen, thorax, urology, neurosurgery, vascular and gynecology.

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) represents more than 3000 board certified surgeons who use endoscopy and laparoscopy as an integral part of their treatment of patients.

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons provides conference data, a directory of laparoendoscopic surgeons, information for laparoendoscopic surgical residents and selected articles from the SLS Report.

University of Maryland Medicine, Department of Surgery Information is a statewide resource offering the full range of hospital surgical services.

Cardiothoracic Surgery

American Association of Thoracic Surgery offers a "What's New" section and links to the full text of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Society for Thoracic Surgery (STS). features selected articles from the The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, online discussions for surgeons and data analyses from the STS National Cardiac Surgery Database.

Ear, Nose & Throat

American Academy of Otolaryngology- Ear Nose and Throat and Related Head and Neck offers articles on clinical indicators, patient information and links to Web sources in Otolaryngology.

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons offers information for members, patients, residents and a directory for finding an AAOMS surgeon. Links are provided to related journals, associations and dental resources.

Neurosurgery

American Association of Neurological Surgeons features Neurosurgical Focus, an online journal produced by the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery. Articles are also previewed from the Journal of Neurosurgery. Education, resident information and a member's only section is also available.

Neurosurgery://On Call sponsored by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons offers professional pages reporting on association events and public pages containing resources in neurosurgical information.

Plastic Surgery

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery provides information on plastic surgery procedures, a plastic surgery directory and statistics on plastic surgery by procedure, geography, demographics.

National Clearinghouse of Plastic Surgery Statistics contains statistics on a variety of topics in plastic surgery, including both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Plastic Surgery Information Service (American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation) provides background on the wide variety of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures and offers a plastic surgeon referral service. Information on endoscopic plastic surgery is also provided.

Vascular Surgery

AORN (The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses) provides periOperative nurses with information on government/legislation, clinical practice research and issues, certification, training and education. Under a section entitled periOperative Nursing Today, AORN follows current trends in health care and perioperative nursing.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery provides information on plastic surgery procedures, a plastic surgery directory and statistics on plastic surgery by procedure, geography, demographics.

Plastic Surgery Information Service (American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation) provides background on the wide variety of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures and offers a plastic surgeon referral service. Information on endoscopic plastic surgery is also provided.



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