BariatricPal is committed to serving the weight loss surgery community. The company includes online discussion forums for pre-op and post-op support, as well as an online store that sells bariatric products to aid in weight loss surgery success. BariatricPal works to achieve its mission of using weight loss surgery to fight obesity through supporting patients and networking with the industry.
The BariatricPal forums offer free memberships. Pre-op and post-op weight loss surgery patients can use the boards to ask questions and provide peer-to-peer support. Sub-forums on BariatricPal are dedicated to specific topics, such as the different types of weight loss surgery, food and nutrition questions, and medical tourism. The BariatricPal discussion boards allow members to create profiles, track weight loss, post before and after pictures, and maintain blogs. The boards have over 300,000 members and over 7 million monthly visits. BariatricPal is available online and as an app for Android, iOS, and Kindle.
BariatricPal maintains a surgeon directory as a service to patients and surgeons. Surgeons may register for free and enjoy high search engine results with information such as their overview of services and experience, hospital affiliations, insurance and payment information, and patient reviews and ratings. Surgeons can alternatively opt for higher rankings and promoted profiles through paid subscriptions.
BariatricPal also offers paid advertising opportunities for surgeons and allied health professionals to increase exposure to weight loss surgery patients who may be looking for a healthcare professional. Advertising campaigns are tailored to surgeon needs and budgets. Possibilities include text and banner ads and sponsorship of BariatricPal newsletters and discussion boards. Other opportunities are available for surgeons and other bariatric providers.
BariatricPal launched an online bariatric nutrition store in 2015. The BariatricPal Store sells protein supplements, low-calorie meals and snacks, bariatric vitamins and minerals, and other aids to support patients in maintaining good nutrition before and after bariatric surgery. BariatricPal has its own line of bariatric products including instant meals, protein bars and shakes, and bariatric vitamins and other supplements. The store also sells bariatric supplements and foods from leading bariatric brands.
BariatricPal has a series of patient-focused books on bariatric surgery. They are available as hard copies and in e-formats. The books are:
- The BIG Book on the Gastric Sleeve: Everything You Need to Know to Lose Weight and Live Well with the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
- The BIG Book on the Lap-Band: Everything You Need to Know to Lose Weight and Live Well with the Adjustable Gastric Band
- The BIG Book on the Gastric Bypass: Everything You Need to Know to Lose Weight and Live Well with the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
- The BIG Book on Bariatric Surgery: Living Your Best Life after Weight Loss Surgery
The Big Books on the Lap-Band, Gastric Bypass, and Gastric Sleeve explain how bariatric surgery and the specific procedures work and guide the patient through the process of deciding whether to get weight loss surgery, preparing for and recovering from surgery, and eating properly for health and weight loss. The Big Book on Bariatric Surgery offers ideas, recipes, and practical advice for losing weight and keeping it off after weight loss surgery.
- Bariatric Nutritional Supplements and Vitamin and Mineral Kits
- Protein Supplements
- Portion-Controlled Meal Replacements
- Bariatric Diet Kits
- Patient Social Networking
- Surgeon and Allied Health Professional Advertising Opportunities
- Patient Support and Social Networking
- Surgeon and Allied Health Professionals Advertising
Support, Nutrition, Supplements
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Brooklyn, NY 11234
Email: Alex@BariatricPal.com or sales@BariatricPal.com or store@BariatricPal.com