Bariatric Surgery Resources, Information, and Help

Explore UPMC's various resources on bariatric surgery information, listed below. Calculate your BMI. Watch a webcast. Or, learn more about the UPMC bariatric surgery program.

BMI Calculator Learn why Body Mass Index (BMI) is important, how it's calculated, and what the numbers mean. Then calculate your own BMI.​
Bariatric Surgery Webcast View our informational webcast about taking the first step toward improved health.​
Information Sessions Attend a free information session to learn about the health benefits of bariatric surgery, surgical options for weight loss, and much more.​
Presurgical Lifestyle Program Build lifestyle skills before and after bariatric surgery through this six-month program.​
Bariatric Diet Resource ​Following surgery, you will be asked to follow a five-phase, post-bariatric surgery diet plan​ designed to help your body adapt to healthier eating habits. Click here to use our tool to help do just that.​
Weight Loss Research​ See what researchers at UPMC are discovering about obesity, metabolism, and weight loss surgery.​
FAQs About Bariatric Surgery
Find answers to your questions about the risks and benefits of bariatric surgery, recovery times, and more.​
In the News Browse these news articles to read the latest headlines on bariatric surgery at UPMC.​
Online Resources ​Visit online educational resources about weight loss and bariatric surgery.
UPMC HealthBeat ​Find healthy tips to help you improve your nutrition and diet. Learn about fitness and exercise and discover general health and wellness guides as well.  

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