Professional Links Colorectal Links American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is a national association of colon and rectal surgeons and other 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. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons represents more than 5,000 surgeons who use endoscopy and laparoscopy as an integral part of their treatment of patients. The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Rochester Chapter The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Plastic Surgery Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery provides detailed information about plastic and cosmetic surgery, including information about who makes the best candidates for each procedure, the recovery time after surgery, and appropriate expectations. Surgical Oncology Links The American Cancer Society The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices. The National Cancer Institute The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of eight agencies that compose the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The NCI is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. Thoracic & Foregut Links Cardiothoracic Surgery Network CTSNet serves over 24,000 members, of which 90% are cardiothoracic surgeons from 146 countries. On average, the CTSNet Community as a whole supports over 500,000 sessions and 3.2 million page views per month. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 5,400 surgeons, researchers, and allied health professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible heart, lung, esophageal, and other surgical procedures for the chest. General Thoracic Surgical Club The General Thoracic Surgery Club's web site provides information about the GTSC to its members and potential members. Transplant Links The American Society of Transplant Surgeons The American Socity of Transplant Surgeons is a non-profit organization that is committed to leading the way in the 21st Century in fostering and advancing the practice and science of transplantation for the benefit of patients and society; guiding those who make the policy decisions that influence the practice and science of transplantation; increasing organ donation; defining and promoting training and the career-long education of transplant surgeons, scientists and physicians; and, advancing the professional development and careers of transplant surgeons, scientists and physicians.