Useful Links

Welcome to our 'Useful Links' page.
We do hope you find something of interest here.

We understand that bariatric surgery is a significant decision, and we want to provide you with comprehensive information to support you on this journey. This page will serve as a centralised hub of interesting or valuable external resources, arranged alphabetically, that all relate in one way or another to living with obesity, and to bariatric surgery. Here, you can find educational materials, nutritional guidelines, blogs, success stories and much more. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and resources necessary to make informed decisions and achieve long-term success. We invite you to explore these links and discover the wealth of information available to support you before, during, and after your bariatric surgery journey.  This will be a constantly evolving resource, so check back in occasionally to see what’s new.

Please be aware that not all of these resources are Australian in origin, however, there are nuggets of useful information to be found in all of them.

ANZMOSS is Australia’s peak organisation that that has been formed to encourage research, education and communication into this surgical specialty. The obesity health information provided here is to reinforce the advice and education you receive from your own surgeon and family doctor.

The ASMBS is the American peak organisation that brings together healthcare professionals who specialise in treating obesity and metabolic disorders. They strive to improve patient care, advance medical knowledge, and advocate for policies that support access to the right treatments. Their goal is to help patients achieve better health and well-being.  There is good patient information  to be found in this website.

Join hosts Shan & Lita as they talk everything bariatric surgery with the people who know it best – the patient! New episodes released weekly – 5.30am Tuesday. Listen on your favourite podcast streaming app, or watch them on their YouTube channel.

BN Health is much more than Bariatric vitamins and supplements.  They are dedicated to helping you achieve the healthy and happy lifestyle you desire.

A very low calorie diet (VLCD) is often prescribed before bariatric surgery for several reasons. It helps reduce liver size, making the procedure safer and more accessible. The diet promotes weight loss, improving overall patient outcomes and reducing surgical risk.

NACOS is a collective of representatives of organisations providing clinical obesity services in Australia. We are committed to improving the quality of care for people living with obesity and its complications.  NACOS is leading a broad programme of activities to achieve this outcome.

Justine Hawke and Sally Johnston. Expert advice, hand picked products and genuine support to help you on your weight loss surgery journey. Anytime. Anywhere.

Connecting the Bariatric Community. Founded in 1998, ObesityHelp’s mission is to educate, empower and support individual’s affected by life-threatening obesity. ObesityHelp brings weight loss surgery patients, educators and bariatric professionals together through online discussion and educational articles

A very low calorie diet (VLCD) is often prescribed before bariatric surgery for several reasons. It helps reduce liver size, making the procedure safer and more accessible. The diet promotes weight loss, improving overall patient outcomes and reducing surgical risk.

The Obesity Collective was launched in 2018 with the purpose of transforming how society thinks, speaks and acts on obesity. To tackle the change of obesity, and its impact on Australian lives, The Obesity Collective believes a full society approach is needed to drecrease bias, increase acceptance and generate collective change.

WIN is an Australian organisation providing a voice and support for people living with and affected by obesity. By building and inclusive community of people with obesity, and their families and friends. WIN creates a strong support network to help you fight weight stigma and discrimination and proves evidence-based education on obesity.

World Obesity Day is a unified day of action that calls for a cohesive, cross-sector response to the obesity crisis. It takes place on March 4th every year, and is convened by the World Obesity Federation in collaboration with its global members.

Disclaimer:  Dr Willingham and Toowoomba Bariatric Surgery provides external links to other websites for general informational purposes only. These external links are provided as a resource to enhance your learning experience. However, we would like to emphasise that we have no control over the content or accuracy of the linked websites. The inclusion of any external link on our website does not imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by Dr Willingham or Toowoomba Bariatric Surgery. We do not guarantee the authenticity, reliability, or quality of the information, products, services, or any other material found on external websites. It is your responsibility to exercise caution and use your discretion when accessing any external link.  If you have any concerns or doubts about the content of these links, please contact Dr Willingham and the Toowoomba Bariatric Surgery team for clarification