Resources

Rather than search the Web in hopes of finding accurate and reliable information, use the following links we trust.

Obesity Help

This all-inclusive web site is for people interested in all types of surgery and those who have completed surgery. Features include community-style online chat boards for all types of surgery.

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is a non-profit organization working to advance the quality of care and ethical treatment of people with obesity and obesity-related and metabolic diseases and conditions. The ASMBS educates health professionals about the dangers of obesity and metabolic diseases and the risks and benefits of bariatric and metabolic surgery. The Society develops and promotes high quality standards and practices that lead to improved patient outcomes and supports research into emerging treatments for obesity and metabolic diseases.

Lap-Band AP® System

As one of the weight-loss surgery options available at Sanford, this web-based clinical support tool will provide you with information and tools to educate you on how the band works and how to achieve success. My Lap-Band® Journey is also available as an exclusive online support program. Developed in collaboration with LAP-BAND® System patients, surgeons, and other weight loss experts, My LAP-BAND® Journey guides you along your entire journey — before, during, and after weight loss surgery.

Bariatric Support Centers International

BSCI provides long-term educational and support resources for weight-loss surgery patients and the professionals who serve them.

If you would like additional information, please call to arrange a consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons at (605) 328-3840 or (800) 727-0670, or click here to request more information online.

Nutritional Supplements for Bariatric Surgery Patients

Bariatric Advantage® provides a complete line of nutritional supplements that have been specifically formulated to meet the unique demands of both the pre-operative bariatric surgical candidate, as well as the post-operative bariatric surgical patient.

Post Op and A Doc

A Post-Op & A Doc is a surprisingly obvious synergistic pairing of Cari De La Cruz (a bariatric post-op) and Dr. Connie Stapleton (a psychologist specializing in recovery and weight management). Together they guide people in a firm and fun way, beyond a life focused on the scale, to living fully in recovery from obesity…because they believe it’s good to know, and even better to understand.