Resources for Patients
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While your best starting place to learn about Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery will be to ask your doctor or medical service provider, we also encourage you to become a more educated patient by visiting the resources below.
Resources at Stanford
The following groups and organizations provide information and help to patients who undergo plastic and reconstructive surgery.
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- The American Association for Hand Surgery
- American Society for Surgery of the Hand
- American Society for Surgery of Breast Reconstruction
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) Plastic Surgery Information Service
- American Cancer Society
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Craniofacial and Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
- Cleftline (a service of the Cleft Palate Foundation, the public service arm of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association)
- National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (part of the NIH)
- American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Academy of Osseointegration