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Useful links

Useful links

British Obesity Patient Support Association - Charity launched in 2003 to provide support and information to patients in the UK considering obesity surgery. We encourage all patients seen by the bariatric service to contact BOSPA.

The Obesity Awareness and Solutions Trust - Charitable organisation since 2001, this was set up to help people whose lives are affected by obesity, and they have an impact on policies and treatments.

WLSInfo - Weight Loss Surgery Information and support. A registered charity with information for those interested in weight loss.

Obesity in America.org - Helpful US website explaining the role of endocrinologists (hormone doctors) in obesity. Also has information about other conditions linked with obesity.The British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society - Voluntary society of surgeons involved in obesity management in the UK. Helpful Information about bariatric surgery, reasons to see a specialist and accreditation for surgeons.

The Bariatric Group (Southwest Bariatric)

Avon Band Support - A Gastric Band Support Group, who have a number of groups across the South West committed to supporting both those that are planning or considering gastric banding, and those that have already had surgery.

Weight Loss Surgery Information Forum

Surgical Review Corporation - The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) identified the need to recognize surgeons and facilities that provide superior bariatric surgery patient care and promote optimal levels of performance. The ASMBS founded Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) in 2003 to advance the safety, efficacy and efficiency of bariatric and metabolic surgical care.