Resource Links

In addition to providing expert and compassionate care, the pediatric surgeons at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center are committed to helping our patients and families find all the available information to better understand their diagnosis and treatment.

Below are a a few organizations dedicated to providing assistance that will help ensure our patients and their families receive the most comprehensive care and help us provide the best possible outcome.

Click here to learn more about the Vacterl Network.

Vacterl Network

The VACTERL Network was established to provide support to families who have a child born with VACTERL/VATER or adults with VACTERL. The purpose of our organization is to share resources, tips and information among the families. The VACTERL Network is a resource to individuals to help make the journey with VACTERL as easy as possible.

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Click here to learn more about the Pull-thru Network.

Pull-thru Network

Pull-thru Network (PTN) is one of the largest organizations in the world dedicated to the needs of those born with an anorectal malformation or colon disease and any of the associated diagnoses.

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Click here to learn more about the Oley Foundation and the Oley equipment and supply exchange.

The Oley Foundation

The Oley Foundation helps people dependent upon home parenteral nutrition (HPN) and home enteral nutrition (HEN). Digestive disorders that create the inability to sustain through normal eating make long-term home intravenous or tube-fed nutrition necessary for survival.

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Click here to learn more about the Federation of Esophagael Atresia and Tracheo-Esophagael Fistula Support Groups.

Esophageal Atresia and
Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula
Support Groups

EAT exists to support the sharing of knowledge and experience of issues associated with Esophageal atresia. With esophageal atresia being such a rare disorder, collaboration will help patients and families improve the management of the EA condition .

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Click here to learn more about the Hirschspring's and Motility Disorders Support Network.

The Hirschsprung's & Motility
Disorders Support Network (HMDSN)

HMDSN is an organization that makes it possible for of ordinary people and families, whose children suffer from Hirschsprung's Disease and other Gastrointestinal motility disorders to support each other.

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Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation

The Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation is dedicated to providing parents and caregivers with the information needed for day-to-day life with a child who is tube-fed. Moreover, we strive to raise awareness so that children who are tube-fed enjoy increased acceptance in society and parents have greater support in their care.

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