Support Resources

American Gastroenterological Association

The American Gastroenterological Association was founded in 1847 and has 17,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

A service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the purpose is to increase knowledge and understanding about digestive diseases among people with these conditions and their families, health care professionals, and the general public.

American Dietetic Association

The ADA is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals and is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

Children’s Digestive Health and Nutritional Foundation

The purpose of the CDHNF is to improve the treatment and management of gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and nutritional disorders in children and provide information and resources to parents, patients, and medical professionals dealing with these disorders.

Digestive Disease National Coalition

The purpose of the DDNC is to work to improve access to, and the quality of, digestive disease care, and to promote the best possible medical outcome and quality of life for current and future patients with digestive diseases.

Hemorrhoid Support Group, Imedix

This online support group is for the exchange of advice and support among hemorrhoid patients.

The Hemorrhoid Information Center

An online resource for patients looking for support and information pertaining to hemorrhoids.

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National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

Additional Resources

National Cancer Institute: Colon and Rectal Cancer

The NCI’s main responsibilities include coordinating the National Cancer Program; conducting and supporting cancer-related research; training physicians and scientists; and disseminating state-of-the-art information about cancer detection, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control.

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

The ASCRS is the premier society for colon and rectal surgeons dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and practice of the treatment of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the colon, rectum and anus.

Radiology Info: Sclerotherapy of Varicose Veins

This radiology information resource informs and educates the public about radiological procedures and the role of radiologists in health care, and seeks to improve communications between physicians and their patients.