The more you learn the better decision you can make.
- Obesity Help– www.obesityhelp.com – is a free online support group, but you do need to register to participate.
- Weight Loss Surgery Center– www.WLScenter.com – offers a free monthly newsletter from Barbara Thompson,
author of Weight Loss Surgery: Finding the Thin Person Hiding Inside You.
- Lap Band Companion Book– cost $19.95 plus shipping. Order online at www.cine-med.com or call
- Bariatric Support Centers International– www.bariatricsupportcenter.com– has access to the
Weight Loss Surgery Channel.
- Bariatric Edge– www.weightlosssurgeryinfo.com – an overview of different weight loss surgeries
with eligibility information.
- American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery– www.asbs.org– a professional organization
for surgeons performing weight loss surgery. This site has extensive research information on
types of surgeries available.
- Lap Band web site– www.lapband.com– is specific to the lap band and has interactive tools to
help you through all phases of the lap band journey.
- Realize My Success– www.REALIZE.com– site developed by Johnson & Johnson and has information on
all weight loss surgeries, including patient specific information for each surgery.