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The following are links (in alphabetical order) to websites that you may find useful during your weight loss journey along with brief descriptions of what the individual site has to offer:

The American Society For Bariatric Plastic Surgeons

has been established by plastic surgeons that specialize in body contouring surgery specifically for patients that have lost significant amounts of weight through non-surgical means such as diet or exercise or through the various bariatric procedures.  ASBPS's goal is to help these patients find a knowledgeable and experienced plastic surgeon to help them.

This is the web site of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.  The vision of the Society is to improve public health and well-being by lessening the burden of the disease of obesity and related diseases throughout the world.  The site contains information about surgeries, benefits and risks, and current information about new studies and has a specific section for patients.

This website provides free detailed nutritional information for thousands of foods including menu items at popular restaurants.

This website provides free detailed nutritional information for thousands of foods.

This is the website of the manufacturer of the LAP-BAND® system.

This site is commonly referred to as PubMed which comprises more than 19 million citations from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.  Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed central and publisher web sites.

This website brings together individuals who are facing the often life-long battle with obesity

This is the website of the manufacturer of the Realize® band.

This blog contains the story of Sandi Henderson's journey from 424 pounds in 2004 to 174 pounds in 2006 through lap band surgery.  Sandi continues to maintain her normal healthy weight and shares the tips, successes and setbacks of daily life with a lap band with her audience.

This is the government's weight-control information network which provides the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.

19 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and inks to full-text and publisher web sites.

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