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Bariatric Surgery resources

Bariatric Support Group

March 2020

Unfortunately we have had to cancel our support group meetings for now. When we are able to start our meetings again, details will be posted on this web page.

Oxford Bariatric Service runs a support group open to patients considering surgery and those who have already had a bariatric procedure.

This is a great group to learn more about surgery and get support from each other.

Useful links

You may find the following websites useful to help you decide if bariatric surgery is right for you.


Useful books which help with emotional eating and preparing for bariatric surgery include:

  • Alexander, C.L. (2009) The emotional Fist Aid Kit: A Practical Guide to life after bariatric surgery. Matrix Medical Communications. West Chester, PA, USA. ISBN: 9780976852650
  • Gauntlett-Gilbert, J & Grace, C. (2009) Overcoming weight problems: A self-help guide using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques. Constable & Robinson Ltd. London. ISBN: 9781845290689.
  • Wansink, B. (2007) Mindless eating: Why we eat more than we think. Bantum Books. London. ISBN: 9780345526885. Further information available at

For clinicians

Please see 'Referrals'