We Are Here To

Founded in 1998, ObesityHelp’s mission is to educate, empower and support individuals affected by life-threatening obesity. ObesityHelp brings WLS patients, educators, product vendors and bariatric professionals together through online discussion, educational articles, bariatric friendly products & tools, and a motivating national conference.

Whether you’ve just begun researching weight loss surgery, are newly post-op, or an experienced WLS veteran, you are not alone. The ObesityHelp community is here to support you. There is strength in learning and sharing with others who face the same challenges. Together we can learn more; together we can do better.

Studies show that when people buddy-up with others, especially with weight loss, there is a higher success rate during the weight loss phase and maintenance.


Patient Community


Allied Health Pros


Bariatric Surgeons


Plastic Surgeons

  • Learn About Bariatric Surgery
  • Read Reviews by WLS Patients
  • Get Help Finding a Surgeon
  • Read Articles by Pros & Patients
  • Get Answers to Your Questions
  • Set & Accomplish Your Goals
  • Share Your Non-Scale Victories
  • Participate & Stay Accountable
  • Help Others, Pay-It-Forward

Learn, Share, Connect...

Making the Journey Together

Message Boards

You can participate on a variety of message boards including surgery type specific, location based, and medical conditions. There are also helpful message boards for fitness and nutrition. Check out the full list of message boards!

Your Very Own Blog

Long-term journaling and tracking is helpful for motivation and accountability! You can use your OH Blog to track the entire process from pre-op to after surgery. You’ll love looking back at your blog year after year!

Goal System

Every day we see the ObesityHelp community rising to the challenge and overcoming obstacles. With the Goal System you can set, plan for and keep achieving the goals that are most important to you. Start setting your goals today!

Support Groups

If you don't have a support group close to you, or need continued support after your meeting ends, the group system is perfect for you. You can join an existing group or create a new online support group. Visit OH Groups today!

Photo Albums

You can create photo albums and upload all of your favorite weight loss surgery journey photos. This is a great way to share all of your amazing before & after photos, non-scale victories (NSVs) and milestone photos!

Health Tracker with Tickers

With your ObesityHelp account, you can keep track of your weight and body measurements. You can also share your progress and success by creating a weight loss ticker. Tickers can be added to your message board signature line!

Free Membership, Join Today!

To begin using all of the supportive features that ObesityHelp has to offer, the only thing you need to do is become a member.