Helpful Links for Pre and Post Op Weight-Loss Surgery
Laparoscopic Associates recommends you know all you can about weight-loss surgery: LapBand, Roux en Y, Doudenal Switch, Vertical Gastrectomy procedures and diet
Obesityhelp.com (obesityhelp.com): Good resource for patients to learn more about obesity surgery. This is also an excellent site for preparation for insurance authorization. There are documents for your psychologist and nutritionist, etc.
Obesitysurgerybook.com (obesitysurgerybook.com): You can purchase the book from this website, it is very useful as it is comprehensive and unbiased. Details about the procedures are reasonable, and we will answer additional questions for you. It is oriented towards patients interested in the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
ASMBS (asmbs.org): The American Society of Bariatric Surgery website (Organization of Bariatric Surgeons).
Obesity.org (obesity.org): Official site of the American Obesity Association. Also, there are specific IRS tax deduction benefits described on their website.
CPMC (cpmc.org): California Pacific Medical Center Hospital website. Find directions, hotels, and specifics about the hospital.
NIH Medical Guidelines (rover.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/index.htm): The National Institute of Health clinical guidelines on various medical problems including obesity. Very detailed and comprehensive with an electronic textbook. Aimed at health professionals.
US Department of Agriculture (nal.usda.gov/fnic/): Provides patients with a wealth of nutritional information and resources about the value of foods. This site has a downloadable PDA database, which can serve as a great resource to patients following surgery.
R-Kane (RKane.com): Leading supplier of well-liked, good-tasting protein soups and drinks for bariatric surgery patients. We offer many of their products in our office for your convenience.
GlycemicIndex.com (glycemicindex.com): Describes the issues regarding the quality of good and bad foods for effective weight loss and good health.
Amazon.com Listings (amazon.com): Perform your own search of textbooks that may help in your research of weight loss surgery, healthy eating and exercise habits, and proper nutritional guidance.
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These are a number of helpful weight-loss surgery links:
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Duodenalswitch.com: The most comprehensive site for patients interested in the duodenal switch. It was developed by a patient. You can reach a support forum and ask other patients about us. Please note that we are the only surgeons in the Western United States performing the DS totally laparoscopically.
Yahoo Groups Forum Obesity Surgery: An online support and informational group for prospective, pre-op, and post op patients interested in the DS, RNY and Lap Band WLS for patients of Drs. Jossart and Cirangle .
Fitday.com: FitDay.com is a free web site designed to help you track and analyze the important aspects of your diet and fitness.
Your personal FitDay account serves as a food and exercise journal. You track the foods you eat and the exercises you do on a daily basis.
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Obesitysurgerybook.com: You can purchase the book for about $23.00. It is very useful because it is comprehensive and unbiased. Detail about the procedures is reasonable, and we will answer additional questions for you. It is more oriented towards patients interested in the Roux en Y gastric bypass.
Obesity Help: Good resource for patients to learn more about obesity surgery. This is also an excellent site for preparation for insurance authorization. There are documents for your psychologist and nutritionist, etc. You can find numerous testimonials on us here.
Organization of bariatric surgeons
Official site of the American Obesity Association
Obesity Law: Helpful tips on how to get faster approvals from insurance companies. We strongly recommend this for any patients who have concerns about their insurance. For any patients who are denied or excluded it is well worth it to contact Walter Lindstrom and see if he can help.
Hospital Website: Find directions, hotels, specifics about the hospital.
Additional Obesity Help
Weight Loss Directory Comprehensive resource for weight-loss related Web sites.
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