Online Support for Weight Loss Surgery

Sources of Information Online: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
There are many different web sites out there filled with information about weight loss surgery. Some of these have very high-quality content, but regrettably some of them don't. The links listed below provide some high-quality information about weight loss surgery.

Please note that these sites are in no way affiliated with either the Mount Sinai Program for Surgical Weight Loss or the SurgicallySlim website. Although these are high quality website's, we cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information contained therein!

American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS)
The ASBS is the largest society of bariatric (weight loss) surgeons in the world. You'll find an interesting history of weight loss surgery there.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
This is the website created by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) which is a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The link here will take you to an NIH brochure that discusses the different types of weight loss surgery.

ObesityHelp.com: Dr. Herron
ObesityHelp is a website created by the Association for Morbid Obesity Support. Initially designed as an online peer support forum, it has grown substantially and is now one of the most visited bariatric surgery website's. The link here will take you to the page for Dr. Herron's patients, where you will be able to read comments by patients about Dr. Herron and the Mount Sinai Program for Surgical Weight Loss.

ObesityHelp.com: Dr. Kini
This link will take you to the ObesityHelp web page for Dr. Kini's patients.

NIH Consensus Statement
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) hosted a conference in 1991 to develop a national consensus about weight loss surgery. The resultant document is widely cited by both bariatric surgeons and insurance companies. This link will take you to the full text of the statement.

Yahoo Groups
Yahoo provides a large number of online support groups for weight loss surgery patients. Some of these are general online forums about weight loss surgery, while others are oriented toward one particular hospital's patients.



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