Weight loss surgery can be life-changing in many ways. If you’re struggling with your weight and are considering surgery, you want to be informed. These resources can help you understand your options and get the information you need.
- The American Society of Bariatric Physicians is the leading association for doctors who specialize in treating people affected by obesity. This site can help you find a doctor in your area who specializes in weight loss.
- The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery is led by obesity specialists dedicated to improving the lives of people struggling with obesity, advancing treatment and increasing public understanding of the disease. You’ll find an online patient learning center with information about weight loss surgeries, a BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator and other educational resources.
- ObesityHelp is an online support community for people with life-threatening weight issues. You can join discussion forums, see before and after photos, learn about insurance coverage, get health tips and more.