American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
The Society was founded in 1983. Foremost American surgeons have formed this society’s leadership and have established an excellent organization with educational and support programs for surgeons and allied health professionals.
Baptist Health Bariatric Surgery
Visit the Baptist health website for general information about the hospital system. The Bariatric surgery page has further information, particularly in regards to the Center of Excellence designation.
Ethicon Endo Surgery is the leading designer of surgical instruments necessary to perform laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. Their website addresses many of the risks, benefits, and patient concerns relevant to weight loss surgery. They also describe the procedures in detail and can greatly help in patient education.
Obesity Action Coalition
The mission of the OAC is to elevate and empower those affected by obesity through education, advocacy, and support. The OAC strives to educate obese individuals, family members, and the public on obesity.
This website is one of the most travelled obesity-related websites on the internet. Not only does this site provide excellent information about morbid obesity and bariatric surgery, but it also serves as a web community where multiple patient forums and blogs address any and all concerns.
A fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating.
Realize My Success
This website is highly recommended for all of our patients. It is a Web-based clinical support tool to help bariatric patients and their doctors track their progress and maintain a healthier weight by providing tools for healthy eating and lifestyle habits.
Walk From Obesity
The ASMBS Foundation’s annual nationwide walk-a-thon called Walk From Obesity.The Walk from Obesity combines an enjoyable event with the potential to raise significant sums for the fight against obesity. Today, there are more than 70 Walk sites throughout the U.S. and the Walk continues to bring national attention to this disease.