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State and National Resources

 

Utah

Check Your Health - for personal weight loss, nutrition, and/or physical activity information.  www.checkyourhealth.org

Indicator Based Information System for Public Health (IBIS) - provides information on the health status of Utahns, the state of the health care system, and Utah public health activities.  http://ibis.health.utah.gov/home/welcome.html

MyHealthCare in Utah – contains this report and several other Utah hospital comparison reports.  Consumers are encouraged to use the information on this site to make informed decisions about their medical care.  http://health.utah.gov/myhealthcare

Obesity in Utah - offers information about how obesity is affecting people in Utah and the steps being taken to combat its advance.  http://health.utah.gov/obesity/

Utah CheckPoint System - provides reliable data on 14 interventions that medical experts agree should be taken to treat heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia. http://www.utcheckpoint.org

Utah PricePoint System - provides aggregate payment information for each hospital in Utah for the three major kinds of health care coverage – private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.  http://www.utpricepoint.org

National Sites

American College of Gastroenterology – educational materials on gallbladder disease developed by the physician experts.  Good resource for understanding risk factors in women.
http://www.acg.gi.org/patients/patientinfo/gallbladder.asp 

American College of Surgeons – an informative eight-page consumer brochure covering gallbladder removal topics such as treatment options, risks/possible complications, and pain control. http://www.facs.org/public_info/operation/brochures/cholecystectomy.pdf 

American Gastroenterological Association – information about gallstones and how they form, how they can be treated, and alternatives to gallbladder removal.
http://www.gastro.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=688 

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) - established in 1980 to increase knowledge and understanding about digestive diseases among people with these conditions and their families, health care professionals, and the general public.  http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/

National Library of Medicine (MedlinePlus) – Good consumer information about gallbladder removal including medical illustrations and definitions; also, an overview of surgical risks and complications.  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002930.htm 

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons – for patients to inform themselves about surgery to find and remove gallstones or the gallbladder.  Also included is a helpful patient information brochure on laparoscopic gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy). http://www.gallbladder-surgery.info/
 
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons – contains patient information for minimally-invasive procedures including laparoscopic gallbladder removal.  http://www.sls.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3411


Please be aware that information in this report is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.  Always ask questions and seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment.
CALL YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.
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