Related Resources

You’re not alone — and some time spent online will confirm it. Here’s a handful of Internet sites worth digging into for more information and even more weight-loss surgery resources.

American Obesity Association
The AOA is an authoritative source on obesity, working to serve as an agent of change, move society to re-conceptualize obesity as a disease, and fashion appropriate strategies to deal with the epidemic.

America Society for Bariatric Surgery
Founded in 1983, the ASBS provides educational and support programs for bariatric surgeons and other health professionals working to advance the art and science of weight-loss surgery.

BMI Calculator
Discover your Body Mass Index (BMI) with this simple online calculator.

MedlinePlus is the National Library of Medicine’s consumer health site, and it features recent news, overviews, research and other information on weight-loss surgery.

North American Association for the Study of Obesity
Founded in 1982, NAASO/The Obesity Society is the leading scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity. The group promotes research, education and advocacy to better understand, prevent and treat obesity, and improve the lives of those affected. is a one-stop shop providing helpful information and support for people considering or undergoing weight-loss surgery. The site includes glossaries, FAQs, local bariatric surgeon and hospital listings, message boards, chat rooms, news and event listings, and much more.

Rationale for the Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity
A 2001 article from the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, detailing the rationale for weight-loss surgery. All referenced facts are footnoted for further research. contains detailed information about almost all aspects of weight-loss surgery, from the role genetics plays in morbid obesity to how the gastrointestinal tract works to post-surgery dietary guidelines. The site also offers a quarterly e-newsletter.

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