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Surgery and Obesity - Links to Other Resources and Information
Try some of these links to learn more about Obesity, its adverse effects on health, and the potential benefits of surgery.
National Institutes of Health
Consensus Development Report on Surgical Treatment of Obesity.
American Society for Bariatric Surgery
The society of surgeons who have a special interest and expertise in surgery for obesity.
Gastric Surgery for
NIH - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Shape Up America
Dr. C. Everett Koop's project to improve the health of Americans through weight consciousness.
Olwen's Links on Surgery
Wide variety of sources of information, both pro and con.
Obesity Law and Advocacy Center
For information and assistance with insurance approvals, in difficult cases.
American Dietetic Association
Position on Surgical Treatment of Obesity, from the dietary specialists.
Manufacturer of the Laparoscopic Band
NIH NIDDK Publication
Vista Medical Technologies, Inc.
Manufacturer of Heads Up Display used in surgery
Other Websites with Info:
Gaining on Fat
Scientific American Article
Invasive Surgery treats Severe Obesity
Health Central - Dr. Dean Edell's Info Site
Dean Edell, one of the first physician broadcasters in the nation, is the host
of America's second most popular syndicated radio talk show, The Dr. Dean Edell
Show, heard in more than 400 radio stations, as well as the anchor of Medical
Minutes, a series of ten weekly radio medical reports. He is also the host of
the daily 90-second Medical Report seen in 75 television markets. Dr. Edell is
known for translating complicated medical information into concise,
easy-to-understand reports and for tackling topics that are obscure, unusual and
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