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Our team has curated app, clinical trials, and organization reviews for weight loss surgery so you know what resources to trust.

Mobile Apps

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Rise

Rise pairs you with a nutrition coach to guide you towards your health goals. When eating, you can snap photos of your meals, then receive feedback from your coach o...

Fitbit

Fitbit has many resources — possibly more than some may choose to use. For exercises, it allows you to record workouts, runs, and heart rate. For diet, you can...

MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal provides many tools and references to assist in weight loss goals. Track which foods you eat with 9 features including a calorie counter and restaurant ...

Lose It!

Lose It! has a broad platform made up of multiple features. The features collaborate to assist users in their weight loss goals. Track food with the barcode scanner ...

Mindful Eating Tracker

Mindful Eating Tracker follows the design platform of other TracknShare apps. The app pushes you to consume the “right” foods. If losing weight is your goal, the...

Aaptiv

Aaptiv is the weight loss surgery app that provides more than enough variety when you’re exercising to contribute to what you lose in weight loss surgery. It emula...

Fooducate

Since it may be time-consuming to make out a strict schedule of meals and calorie intake, Fooducate is a free app for monitoring your dietary choices. It’s a conve...

Baritastic

This bariatric surgery app has been reviewed as the #1 app for patients who have undergone weight loss surgery. It boasts a 4.8 out of 5 stars rating in the App Stor...

Clinical Trials

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Alcohol and Bariatric Surgery

This study is exploring the relationship between alcohol and three forms of bariatric surgery, Roux-en-Y gastric by

Absorption of Transdermal Vitamins in Post Bariatric Surgery Patients

This study is exploring the absorption of vitamins in patients using a transdermal patch after bariatric surgery. O

Probiotic Supplementation on Weight Loss

This study is looking to assess the role of a probiotic, which is a dietary

Aromatherapy in Management of Postoperative Nausea

This study is looking to determine the effectiveness of using peppermint oil aromatherapy vs. traditional antiemeti

Effects of Weight Loss Surgery on Bone Health in Adolescents

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of weight-loss surgery (specifically Roux-en-Y gastric bypass o

Comparative Effectiveness of Bariatric Surgery With PROMs

This is a long-term, nationwide study aiming to determine the quality, safety, and comparative effectiveness of var

Effects of Wolffia Globosa in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

This study is assessing the effects of using Wolffia Globosa (Mankai), a pla

Resting Metabolic Rate Testing in Bariatric Surgery Patients

This study is evaluating if measuring the patient’s resting metabolic rate (the number of calories the body burns

Organizations

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ObesityHelp

ObesityHelp is an organization that supports people living with and affected by obesity. It offers a community environment where people can discuss how having obesit...

American Society For Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is a specialty organization for patients and health professionals of weight loss surgery. It is the ...

The Obesity Society

The Obesity Society (TOS) uses a science-based approach to improving the lives of people who live with obesity. They create opportunities through membership, grants,...

Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America

The Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America (WLSFA) is an organization that helps people with obesity by raising funds to help pay for weight loss surgery. Aside f...

CDC: Healthy Weight

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention teaches visitors to the site how to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Under ‘Healthy Weight’ the site lists a...

What’s Cooking?

What’s Cooking? is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program devoted to showcasing recipes and cookbooks that best adhere to the American dietary gu...

SNAP-Ed

SNAP-Ed, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education, is an educational grant program from the United States Department of Agriculture that promotes eatin...

ChooseMyPlate

MyPlate is an organization from the United States Department of Agriculture that helps promote healthy eating choices for Americans. The website is led by the USDA C...

Obesity Action Coalition

Obesity Action Coalition is a health advocacy nonprofit for those who deal with obesity. The organization exists to educate people on the causes of obesity and treat...

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