Welcome to The Bariatric Surgery Resource. This site focuses on providing you with all the information you need when considering your weight loss options. Whether you are considering weight loss surgery and one of the many options such as gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, gastric banding or weight management through a healthy diet and exercise, we can help you by giving you all the information you need to make an informed decision.
The United States is now considered the most overweight country in the world with over 30% of Americans classified as obese. In addition, another 1/3 of Americans are considered overweight, which only further emphasizes the fact that this is a major problem facing a tremendous amount of people today. Many people simply can not shed the weight and keep it off effectively through proper dieting and exercise. This has necessitated the need for alternate solutions to combat obesity in America. This is why we have seen the increase in popularity of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) and the ever increasing variations of this procedure to help those who want to lose their excess weight but have difficulty doing it through more traditional methods.
Bariatric surgery is known to be the most effective treatment for morbid obesity and for people with a body mass index over 40. We recommend you consider all your options and consult a medical professional when deciding if bariatric surgery is the right choice for you.
How to Use this Site
This site is designed to give you an in-depth look at all of your choices concerning weight loss surgery. For example, you may be wondering:
- Is bariatric surgery right for me?
- Which procedure is most appropriate for me?
- How can I select the best bariatric surgeon?
Bariatric surgery can make a dramatic change in your life but it doesn’t come without risk and potential drawbacks. We want you to be prepared and understand everything you are dealing with before you make one of the most important decisions of your life.
There are always new techniques and methods being introduced and new studies and data being released related to weight loss and bariatric surgery so please visit often to stay abreast of the latest news and information. While we strive to have as much information for you as possible, if there is something more you’d like to know or simply have a comment or suggestion, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Please take a look at our latest creation which is an infographic that compares three of the most commonly chosen weight loss surgeries.
We will continually highlight new tools and devices to help make your understanding of the weight loss surgery process that much easier. If you have any comments or suggestions for other tools you’d like to see, please contact us.