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Useful Links & Resources

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
The ASMBS or American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery is the preeminent weight loss surgery organization in the United States. The ASMBS provides patients and surgeons with the resources they need for the advancement of the safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery.

Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)
With over 50,000 members, the OAC provides support for and advocacy on behalf of those who are and have been affected by excess weight. The OAC has effectively improved access to treatment and prevention of obesity for countless Americans

American Heart Association (AHA)
Obesity has a direct and significant effect on heart health. Those who are suffering from obesity should be aware of the potential cardiac complications of obesity as they decide the best course of treatment for their particular circumstance

Ethicon
Ethicon, Inc., a Division of Johnson & Johnson is a leader in the development of laparoscopic surgical instruments used in many of our stapled procedures including the gastric bypass and the gastric sleeve

Apollo Endosurgery
Apollo Endosurgery recently acquired the Lap-Band® Adjustable Gastric Banding System, the only FDA approved major bariatric surgical option for patients with BMIs between 30 and 34.9 (with at least one co-morbid condition)

ObesityHelp.com
Obesity Help is a leading forum and educational resource for those who are considering or who have undergone bariatric surgery. Forums such as OH can be very useful for patients as they can act as yet another layer of support