Helpful Links

We are constantly culling the web for helpful resources for our patients. Some of our current favorites include:

American Dietetic Association
www.bariatricedge.com

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
www.asmbs.org

A comprehensive site to learn about the pros and cons of bariatric surgery.

Bariatric Edge
www.bariatricedge.com

Bariatric Support Centers International
www.bariatricsupportcenter.com

Beyond Change
www.beyondchange-obesity.com

Dietwatch
www.dietwatch.com

Facebook (a private page for Dr. Teixeira's patients)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/188937107820257/

Fit Day
www.fitday.com

LAP-BAND Central
www.lapbandcentral.com

Obesity Help
www.obesityhelp.com

One of the most comprehensive weight loss surgery sites on the Internet.  Features definitions of terms used in bariatric surgery, a library, patient stories, insurance information and more.

Obesity Law and Advocacy Center
www.obesitylaw.com

Features articles related to insurance issues.

Obesity Online
www.obesity-online.com

A multidisciplinary forum for research and treatment of massive obesity, including plastics, psychiatry, endocrinology, nutrition, nursing, dietetics and allied health.

The Obesity Society
www.obesity.org

The Society's mission is to educate the public about obesity, including helping health professionals to care for people with obesity, advocate for insurance coverage, fight for more funding for obesity research and end obesity discrimination.

Obesity Surgery Support Groups
www.egroups.com/community/OSSG

Listserves that discuss and offer support for the physical and emotional issues of weight loss surgery. Topics covered include types of surgeries available, dietary guidelines, postoperative reports, and emotional, family, work and recovery issues.

Offshoot groups include regional OSSG groups, and groups organized by type of surgery, specific problems, preoperative and postoperative concerns, and many other topics. Joining one or more of these lists is a good way to learn about weight loss surgery from people who have been there.  Be wary, however, of possible misinformation. Most members of these groups have no medical background and may give advice based solely on their personal experience.

Realize Band
www.realizeband.com

State Insurance Commissions on the Web
www.members.tripod.com/proagency/insurance3.html

Features a state-by-state listing of insurance departments and commissioners.

Vitalady
www.vitalady.com

UnJury
www.unjury.com

Bariatric Eating
www.bariatriceating.com

Bariatric Advantage
www.bariatricadvantage.com

Celebrate Vitamins
www.celebratevitamins.com