American Family Children's Hospital

Medical and Surgical Weight Management Patient Resources

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(608) 265-7090

(608) 890-7218 (fax)


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The UW Health Medical and Surgical Weight Management Program is committed to providing you the best care, including classes, support groups and online resources to help you and your family make informed decisions. We understand the key to making the right decision about bariatric surgery and maintaining a healthy lifestyle after surgery is to have the right information at your fingertips.
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The Internet resources below can assist in informing you about bariatric surgery and help you learn about the impact the decision to have bariatric surgery can have on your life.

Recommended Reading

  • Alexander, Cynthia. The Emotional First Aid Kit: A Practical Guide to Life after Bariatric Surgery (2nd Edition). Matrix Medical Communications, 2009.
  • Cook, Colleen. The Success Habits of Weight Loss Surgery Patients (3rd Edition). Bariatric Support Centers International, 2012.
  • Engebretson, G. and Magnan, R. with forward by Dr. Michael Garren and Dr. Jon Gould. Fat No More: Long Term Success Following Weight Loss Surgery. G Notes LLC, 2008.
  • Albers, Susan. 50 Ways To Soothe Yourself Without Food. New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2012.
  • Burns, David. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy. Quill, 2012.
  • Albers, Susan. But I Deserve This Chocolate: The 50 Most Common Diet-Derailing and How to Outwit Them. New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2011.
  • Koenig, Karen. The Rules of Normal Eating. Gurze Books, 2005.
  • May, Michelle. Am I Hungry? What To Do When Diets Don’t Work. Nourish Publishing, 2005.