Education and Resources

Dr. Oz Endorses Gastric Bypass in Front of 2 Million Live Viewer Audience, 01/23/12
Gastric bypass surgery can help you lose weight, prevent heart disease and cancer, and reverse your type 2 diabetes virtually overnight – yet only 1% of eligible patients elect to go under the knife. Get all the information you need to decide if this surgery is right for you.
Dr. Mehmet Oz on Gastric Bypass Surgery
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/underperformed-surgery-you-should-be-getting-pt-1

American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission of the organization is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
www.diabetes.org

American Dietetic Association
The American Dietetic Association promotes optimal nutrition and well-being for all people by advocating for its members.
www.eatright.org

American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
www.americanheart.org

American Medical Association
Founded more than 150 years ago, AMA’s strategic agenda remains rooted in its historic commitment to standards, ethics, excellence in medical education and practice, and advocacy on behalf of the medical profession and the patients it serves.
www.ama-assn.org

American Obesity Association
The association will champion the cause by promoting education, research and community action that can improve the quality of life and self-image of sufferers.
www.obesity.org

ASMBS Foundation
The ASMBS Foundation is a non-profit organization established to raise public and professional awareness about morbid obesity and bariatric surgery through education and obesity research to support physician and allied health research and public health projects.
www.asmbsfoundation.org

American Society of Bariatric Physicians
The purpose of the International Bariatric Surgery Registry (IBSR) is to promote the optimum care of patients undergoing surgical treatment of severe obesity. Surgeons, hospitals and biomedical corporations have a vested interest in patient outcome analysis and assessment of medical treatment effectiveness. Development of the centralized IBSR database has provided standardized clinical data collection and analysis. Results are used to study patient selection and practice variation and operative techniques in the surgical treatment of obesity.
www.asbp.org

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Contains information on “rationale for surgery,” guidelines for surgery, etc. Also contains helpful links to sites such as American Diabetic Association, American College of Nutrition, National Institutes of Health, etc. Vast list of related links.
www.asmbs.org

Bariatric Advantage
Bariatric Advantage is the leading national micro-nutrition supplementation company that specializes in the research, development, and manufacturing of vitamins, minerals, and other supplements associated with the unique nutritional needs of pre- and post-operative bariatric patients. Bariatric Advantage provides the most comprehensive line of nutritional supplements that have been specifically formulated for this patient population in the marketplace today. In addition, Bariatric Advantage provides healing support to plastic surgery patients through ProMend AGBTM, a scientifically-formulated drink mix which provides targeted ingredients to meet the nutritional needs of patients both preparing for and healing from cosmetic surgery.
www.bariatricadvantage.com

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people – at home and abroad – by providing credible information to enhance health decisions and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
www.cdc.gov

Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention, Inc. (EDAP)
EDAP is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization devoted to the awareness and prevention of eating disorders.
www.edap.org

FitDay.com
FitDay.com is a leading patient-friendly website that allows you to track your weight, log calories in and out, provides recipes, and a great sense of self-assurance as you journey to freedom from obesity.
www.fitday.com

Healthy Weight Network
Healthy Weight Network brings you the latest scientific information, insight and vision on eating and weight issues and helps you apply it in practical ways to your life and your work. Healthy Weight Network provides you with the facts on today’s problems, helps you understand the forces that shape them, and shows the way to healthy change.
www.healthyweight-network.com

International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity
This federation consists of societies and institutes for research and treatment of massive obesity, including plastics, psychiatry, endocrinology, nutrition, nursing, dietetics and allied health.
www.obesity-online.com/ifso

Obesity Action Coalition
The mission of the OAC is to elevate and empower those affected by obesity through education, advocacy and support.
www.obesityaction.org

Obesity Law and Advocacy Center
The Obesity Law and Advocacy Center is a full-service private law firm devoted to representing morbidly obese persons in a variety of legal matters. The firm handles all types of civil litigation with an emphasis in Appeal and grievance proceedings challenging denial of medically necessary treatment for obesity and morbid obesity, Employment discrimination and wrongful termination, unreasonable denial of benefits for treatment of obesity and morbid obesity, Law hearings against public agencies denying medically necessary treatment for obesity and morbid obesity, Personal injury, insurance, employment, general business and civil litigation.
www.obesitylaw.com

Obesity Meds and Research News
Obesity Meds and Research News is a subscriber-supported, advertisement-free newsletter with the latest information on obesity medications, weight loss and diet studies written for professionals and patients. In addition to the monthly newsletter, it also features two subscriber bonuses: Obesity 101, a primer on obesity basics, and OMR Obesity Update, a monthly literature overview.
www.obesity-news.com

Overeaters Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating.
www.overeaters-anonymous.org

Shape Up America!
Shape Up America! is a high-profile national initiative to promote healthy weight and increased physical activity in America.
www.shapeup.org

The National Institutes of Health
Founded in 1887, The National Institutes of Health is one of the world’s foremost medical research centers. It is comprised of 25 separate institutes and centers, all part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
www.nih.gov

The World Health Organization
Chartered by the United Nations in 1945 as an international, autonomous health organization, WHO helps define and improve health standards for people around the world.
www.who.int

Walk from Obesity
Since its inception, the Walk from Obesity has raised more than $3 million to support research and educational programs on behalf of those affected by obesity. Many participants walk on behalf of those unable to do so, because obesity has stolen their mobility, dignity, hope or life. The ASMBS Foundation and Obesity Action Coalition’s Walk from Obesity was established to give hope to those needing it most. The Davis Clinic is proud to employ the former co-founder and National Chair of the Walk from Obesity and the former National Vice-Chair on our management team, and we support the Walk’s efforts to further finding a cure for the disease of obesity. You can register to participate in the Walk from Obesity in a city near you! The Davis Clinic team welcomes you to walk with us at this year’s event in Houston … join us!
www.walkfromobesity.com

WebMD
WebMD is a leading online resource for medical information regarding symptoms, diagnosis, testing, and various aspects of health. In addition, WebMD provides connectivity and a full suite of services to the healthcare industry that improve administrative efficiencies and clinical effectiveness enabling high-quality patient care.
http://my.webmd.com/lose_weight

Weight-control Information Network (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders at the NIH)
The Weight-control Information Network (WIN) is a national information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH). WIN was established in 1994 to provide health professionals and consumers with science-based information on obesity, weight control, and nutrition.
www.niddk.nih.gov