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ACOG's Wellness Work Group on Obesity has identified the following resources that may assist obstetrician-gynecologists and women's health care providers related to pharmacologic and surgical interventions for weight loss in obese patients.

Synopsis

In this synopsis, ACOG's Wellness Work Group on Obesity examines medications and weight loss surgery as potential weight-loss options for obese patients in whom lifestyle therapies have failed to result in the desired weight loss: Pharmacologic and Surgical Interventions (PDF)

Web Resources

Physician Resources

Obesity Action Coalition

UpToDate: Obesity in adults: Drug therapy

American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) ASBP Obesity Algorithm: Adult Adiposity Evaluation and Treatment 2013 (PDF)

Patient Resources

WebMD: Weight Loss and Obesity

American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) ASBP Obesity Algorithm: Adult Adiposity Evaluation and Treatment 2013 (PDF)

Other Resources

ACOG Committee Opinion No. 600: Ethical Issues in the Care of the Obese Woman

American Family Physicians: Obesity

Obesity Action Coalition: Brochures/Guides/Fact Sheets

National Lipids Association

Treat Obesity Seriously

The Obesity Society

CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program

CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program - Registry of Recognized Organizations

CDC NIDDK Publications Catalog

Printable Tools for Practice from the Wellness Work Group on Obesity:

Also in The Obesity Toolkit
Letter From ACOG President Mark S. DeFrancesco, MD, MBA (PDF)
Background and Introduction (PDF)
Obesity Screening and Assessing Patient Readiness for Weight Loss
Lifestyle Therapies: Diet, Physical Activity, and Behavioral Strategies
Pharmacologic and Surgical Interventions
Frequently Asked Questions: Intervention Programs (PDF)
Coding for Obesity (PDF)
Web Resources (PDF)

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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