Patient Support and Education
Use the following resources to obtain more information and support.
Before surgery resources
- My Start! Online Tool - This is a free tool from the American Heart Association that can help you make positive lifestyle changes through physical activity and better eating.
- Physical Activity and Weight Control (NIDDK)
- Walking – A Step in the Right Direction (NIDDK)
Food and nutrition
- American Dietetic Association
- Consumer Information on Dietary Supplements
- Eat Healthier and Save Money (PDF)
- Eating Healthy When Dining Out
- Eating Well
- Fat Matters But Calories Count
- Healthy Eating Starts With Healthy Food Shopping
- SoyFoods Cookbook
- USDA Food Pyramid
- Helping Your Overweight Child (NIDDK)
- Overweight and Obesity Statistics
- Treat Your Obesity Whiteboard Videos – Sharing Instructions: ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery)
- Understanding Adult Obesity
- Understanding Obesity in Youth (AHA)
- Exodus from Obesity: The Guide to Long Term Success After Weight Loss Surgery by Paula Peck
- The Doctor's Guide to Weight Loss Surgery by Louis Flancbaum, M.D., Deborah Flancbaum, and Erica Manfred
- The Way to Eat by David Katz
- Weight Loss Surgery—Finding the Thin Person Hiding Inside You by Barbara Thompson
- American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Website: Bariatric Surgery FAQs
After surgery resources
After your procedure, there are resources you can use to help you stay on track with your diet and eating healthy.
- Weight & Wellness Center at DHMC: We work closely with you to develop a tailored approach that meets your particular needs to overcome obesity.
- Good Measures™: A website that provides the ability for you to set up your own account to access help from registered dietitians.