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Bariatric Surgery Resources

Website References and Resources

Online Bariatric Sugery Information Session

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Laparoscopic Adjustable Band AP System

Medline Plus: Weight Loss Surgery (Includes videos on specific surgical procedures)

NetWellness: Consumer Health Information

Obesity Help: Making the Journey Together

The Obesity Society


That Bump’s a Baby Now: Pregnancy After Weight Loss Surgery
By Kathryn M. Lito, MPH, RD, LD
Today’s Dietitian, Vol. 10 No. 12 P. 48
December 2008 Issue

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Weight Loss Surgery Books

The Doctor’s Guide to Weight Loss Surgery
by Louis Flancbaum; Bantam, 2003.

Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies, 2nd Edition
by Marian S. Kurian et al., 2012.

Weight Loss Surgery: Understanding and overcoming morbid obesity-life before, during and after surgery
by Michelle Boasten. FBE Service Network, 2001. (This book was written by a nurse who had been obese since she was seven years old. She had gastric bypass surgery and now counsels obese patients.)

Weight Loss Surgery Article

Fat Chance
by Kirsten Weir. Current Science, January 7, 2005.
(An article on the pros and cons of weight loss surgery, written from a teen point of view.)

Apps for weight loss

iTunes App Store for iPhone | Google Play Store for Android

2Fat- FREE for iPhone: Calculate your body fat percentage and BMI

40-30-30- FREE for iPhone: Calculate the percentage of carbs, protein, and fats in your meal

Calorie Counter by FatSecret- FREE for iPhone & Android: Zaps the label of a food item (of popular food brands and chain restaurants) and records the number of calories. Also comes with a food diary and an exercise log

CalorieCounter MyNet Diary- FREE for iPhone & Android: Tracks and graphs your calorie and nutrient intake by scanning the bar code of packaged food or searching food items. Also tracks and graphs exercise

Calorie Tracker- $2.99 for iPhone & Android: A huge food database allows you to track the number of calories eaten, as well as calculate the number of calories you burn during exercise

Diet Recipes: Cooking for Easy Weight Loss-FREE for iPhone: Quick access to recipes for tasty, low-calorie meals

Eat This, Not That! The Game- FREE for iPhone & Android: Compares similar products to help you find the healthier choice

Edmondo Sports Tracker- FREE for iPhone & Android: Uses a GPS system to track and record the distance of your running, walking, and/or biking routes, as well as your pace

FoodScanner- $0.99 for iPhone: Scans UPC barcodes on the foods and assigns a “grade” to the food. Also tracks calories consumed throughout the day

FootSteps Pedometer- FREE for iPhone: Tracks the number of steps you take daily

Heartbeat- FREE for iPhone: Use this app to take your heart rate

iMapMyRun- FREE for iPhone: Applies GPS technology to measure the distance, time, pace, and speed of your outdoor workouts

iSPINNING- FREE for iPhone: Designs workouts to track your heart rate, time in target zones, calories burned, cadence, speed, distance, and power during spinning

Lose It!- FREE for iPhone & Android: Make goals, record your meals and workouts, and analyze recipes. There is also a built-in calorie counter.

Noom Weight Loss- FREE for Android: Helps you to set a weight-loss goal, monitor your progress, track your food intake, and log your activity

Obesity Terminator- $3.99 for iPhone & $2.99 for Android: Features a calorie counter and nutrition advice as well as resources for emotional health during weight loss, such as a personal hypnosis session and an inspirational video

Pret-a-Yoga Lite- FREE for iPhone: Guides you through yoga poses and breathing patterns with images and audio instruction

Restaurant Nutrition- FREE for iPhone & Android: Provides the calorie, carbohydrate, protein, and fat content of the menus of 115+ national restaurants to help you make healthier choices

StepTrackLite- FREE for iPhone: Track the number of steps you take daily

Thin-Cam- $0.99 for iPhone: Records your food intake and helps you to accurately estimate portion sizes by snapping a photo of your plate

Weightbot- $1.99 for iPhone: Track and graph your weight over time

Weight Watchers Mobile- FREE for iPhone and Android but need to be signed up for Weight Watchers: Converts your meals to Weight Watchers points and tracks your intake

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