Helpful Links
This extremely useful web site offers a suite of tools for bariatric surgery patients. It combines social networking with health tracking so patients are encouraged to continually use the health tracker with the entire community as a support system. In addition to basic information on all aspects of bariatric surgery, tools include:

  • Physician reviews
  • Before and after stories
  • Blogs
  • Forums
  • Journals
  • Mentor programs
  • Health trackers for body, nutrition, activity and medical changes

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
The ASBS has as its goal the improvement of public health and well-being by lessening the burden of the disease of obesity and related diseases throughout the world.

International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
The IFSO is a federation composed of 34 national associations of bariatric surgeons as well as individual members who have not yet formed national associations. IFSO brings together surgeons and allied health professionals involved in the treatment of morbidly obese patients.

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
SAGES is a community of surgeons that can bring minimal-access surgery, endoscopy, and emerging techniques to patients in every country. SAGES represent more than 6,000 surgeons and allied health professionals worldwide.

The American College of Surgeons (ACS)
The ACS is dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment.

Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)
The Obesity Action Coalition is a non profit organization dedicated to giving a voice to those affected by obesity. The OAC was formed to build a nationwide coalition of patients to become active advocates and spread the important message of the need for obesity education.

Walk from Obesity
Walk from Obesity raises funds to support the independent missions of the ASMBS and the OAC and fund programs focused on prevention, research, education and advocacy for all those affected by obesity.

Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases
The official journal of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.