Educational Links


Web MD

The world's leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance

A nonprofit hospital whose mission is to deliver comprehensive quality health care, comprised of 25 facilities serving the greater South Bay and Harbor communities.

Torrance Memorial Medical Center

A locally governed community, nonprofit medical center whose purpose is to provide quality healthcare services, predominately to the residents of the South Bay and Palos Verdes Peninsula communities.

American College of Surgeons

A scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Represents more than 1000 board certified 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.

The American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Established to promote the health and welfare of the American people through the development and maintenance of high standards for certification in the specialty of colon and rectal surgery.

The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

A non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the highest standards for the practice of laparoscopy, endoscopy and minimally-invasive surgery.

American Medical Association

Physicians dedicated to the health of America.

The University of Washington's Center for Videoendoscopic Surgery, Research and Training

Discusses laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication and laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

The Breast Care Site

Dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, this site includes information about skin sparing mastectomy and sentinel node biopsy.


Presents information on vascular conditions, tests and treatments. This site is provided by the Society for Vascular Surgery.