The Institute for Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals has assembled a list of helpful resources for bariatric surgery patients and those considering surgery.
American Dietetic Association
American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
A comprehensive site to learn about the pros and cons of bariatric surgery.
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
Features articles related to insurance issues.
A multi-disciplinary forum for research and treatment of massive obesity, including plastic surgery, psychiatry, endocrinology, nutrition, nursing, dietetics and allied health.
The Obesity Society
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 for obesity, fight for more funding for obesity research and end obesity discrimination.
Obesity Surgery Support Groups
This list serve offers 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.
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.
State Insurance Commissions on the Web
Features a state-by-state listing of insurance departments and commissioners.
Before & After, Revised Edition: Living and Eating Well After Weight-Loss Surgery by Susan Maria Leach
William Morrow Cookbooks, 1st rev. ed., 2007 (paperback)
Breaking Free from Emotional Eating by Geneen Roth
Plume, 2003 (paperback)
Cookwise with Chef Dave by Chef Dave Fouts
Weight Wise Bariatric Program, 2006 (paperback)
Culinary Classics: Essentials of Cooking for the Gastric Bypass Patient
by David Fouts
U.S. Bariatric, 2003 (paperback)
Dr. Ro's Ten Secrets to Livin' Healthy: America's Most Renowned African American Nutritionist Shows You How to Look Great, Feel Better, and Live Longer by Eating Right by Rovenia Brock
Bantam, 2004 (paperback)
Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery: Over 140 Delicious Low-Fat High-Protein Recipes to Enjoy in the Weeks, Months and Years After Surgery
by Patt Levine, Michele Bontmpo-Saray, William B. Inabnet, and Meredith Urban-Skuros
De Capo Press, 1st ed., 2004 (paperback)
The Emotional First Aid Kit: A Practical Guide to Life After Bariatric Surgery by Cynthia L. Alexander
Matrix Medical Communications, 1st ed., 2006 (paperback)
Lap-Band for Life by Ariel Ortiz Lagardere
LM Publishers, 2005 (paperback)
Latina Lite Cooking: 200 Delicious Lowfat Recipes from All Over the Americas - With Special Selections on Nutrition and Weight Loss
by Maria Dolores Beatriz
Grand Central Publishing, 1998 (paperback)
Life After Gastric Bypass: 6 Steps to Ensure Your Weight Loss Success
by Katrina Segrave and Jerry Wayne
AuthorHouse, 2006 (paperback)
Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster by Peggy Huddleston
Angel River Press, 2002 (paperback or audiocassette)
The Protein Counter by Annette B. Natow and Jo-Ann Heslin
Pocket, 2nd ed., 2003 (paperback)
The REAL Skinny On Weight Loss Surgery: An Indispensable Guide to What You Can REALLY Expect!! by Julie M. Janeway
Little Victories Press, 2nd ed., 2007 (paperback)
Recipes for Life After Weight-Loss Surgery: Delicious Dishes for Nourishing the New You (Healthy Living Cookbooks)
by Margaret Furtado and Lynette Schultz
Fair Winds Press, 2007 (paperback)
The Seven Secrets of Slim People by Vikki Hansen and Shawn Goodman
HarperTorch, 1999 (paperback)
The Success Habits of Weight-Loss Surgery Patients
by Colleen M. Cook
Bariatric Support Centers International, 2nd ed., 2003 (paperback)
This is NOT Brain Surgery...But There IS a Magic Pill!
by Teri Kai Holtzclaw
The Story Line Group, 2003 (paperback)
Weight Loss Surgery: Finding the Thin Person Hiding Inside You!
by Barbara Thompson
Word Association Publishers, 4th ed., 2008 (paperback)
Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies
by Marina S. Kurian, Barbara Thompson and Brian K. Davidson
For Dummies, 1st ed., 2005 (paperback)
When Food Is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy by Geneen Roth
Plume, 1992 (paperback)
DVDs and Audio CDs
The Biggest Loser Workout Video - Volume 1
The Biggest Loser Workout Video - Volume 2
The Biggest Loser Workout Video – Weight Loss Yoga
The Biggest Loser Workout Video - Cardio Max
The Biggest Loser Workout Video – Power Sculpt
The Biggest Loser Workout Video – Boot Camp
Debra Mazda Shapely Girl Let’s Get Moving
The following IsoBreathing tools are available through www.isobreathing.com.
IsoBreathing Volume 1—Basic (DVD)
IsoBreathing Volume 2--Combinations (DVD)
IsoBreathing Volume 3—IsoSculpting 1 (DVD)
IsoBreathing Volume 4—IsoSculpting 2 (DVD)
IsoBreathing® Total Body Relaxation (Audio CD)
Jodi Stolove’s Chair Dancing Through the Decades
Sit and Be Fit: All Sitting Exercises
Walk Away the Pounds-Complete In-Home Walking System with Leslie Sansone
Ready to learn more? Use our appointment scheduling form to schedule an initital consultation. For more information or to register for an upcoming seminar on bariatric surgery, please call (212) 636-1000.