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Links and Resources

In addition to our own website, there are other resources on the Internet that provide a great deal of information on weight loss surgery and the options available today.  Because we are committed to improving the overall health knowledge of our patients, we are providing the following selection of website links you might find useful and informative.  We have organized the links into categories in order to provide quick access to the topics of greatest interest to you. 

If you have a suggestion for a new link, please send us an email, as we are always looking for good resources to pass along to our valued patients and visitors to our website.  We hope you find these sites helpful!

Nutrition Diva

Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, is an exceptional resource for every individual especially for bariatric patients to gain nutritional information.  Her podcast is a superb synopsis of essential  nutritional information that is crucial for the success of every bariatric patient.  Please use this link to listen to her podcast series.

"I’m here to help you sort food facts from fiction, separate the good information from the bad, and to make eating healthy just a little bit easier – and a lot saner."
Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS


Bariatric Associations

The following links provide updated information on bariatric surgery by the largest bariatric assocations across the country.

American Obesity Association

The American Obesity Association (AOA) is an organization focused on changing public policy and the overall perceptions about obesity.  The AOA serves as an advocate for obese people across the country with a goal to re-conceptualize obesity to be viewed as a disease rather than an individual failure.

American Society for Bariatric Surgery

The American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) was founded in 1983 and is the largest society for this specialty in the world.  Their website is intended to provide education and support to surgeons and allied health professionals with some additional information also available for patients considering bariatric surgery.

American Society of Bariatric Physicians

Formed in 1950, The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) is a non-profit international medical association of allied health care professionals with special interest and experience in the treatment of obesity and related disorders.  The ASBP provides useful information to their members, the health care industry, and the general public.

Bariatric Interests

The following links provide some good information on topics of interest to bariatric patients.

Moein Surgical Arts



Realself is a resource for cosmetic and bariatric surgical reviews and information.  The site provides useful information directly from the physicians who provide these services.

Detailed bariatric (weight loss) surgery information, resources, and tools for people struggling with morbid obesity seeking to lose excess body weight for good.  The site provides information on the health risks of obesity, diseases caused by morbid obesity, and the effectiveness and risks of bariatric surgery options available today.


Learn everything you need to know about the LAP-BAND® System (for the adjustable gastric banding procedure); considered one of the safest and least invasive weight-loss surgery procedures available today.  The site includes information about costs and insurance, as well as post-op resources such as checklists, guidelines and more. is dedicated to the education, empowerment and support of all individuals affected by obesity, along with their families, friends, employers, surgeons and physicians.  Membership to is free and provides patients with weight loss resources, message boards, chat rooms, and other interactive features.

Patient Advocacy Groups

Obesity patient advocacy groups work on behalf of overweight and obese people to inform the public, media, Congress and other influencers about the effects of obesity.

Obesity Action Coalition

The mission of Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is to elevate and empower those affected by obesity through education, advocacy and support.  They continue to educate patients, family members and the public on obesity and morbid obesity.

The Obesity Society

Since 1982, NAASO has been a scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity.  The society is committed to promoting research, education and advocacy to better understand, prevent, and treat obesity and improve the lives of those affected.

General Health

The following are general health related sites that cover a broad spectrum of issues and topics.

National Institutes of Health

Official website of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  NIH is one of the world's foremost medical research centers.  An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH is the Federal focal point for health research.  The NIH website offers health information for the public as well as medical professionals.  The website has an A-Z index on various health topics, NIH health resources, clinical trials, health hotlines, MEDLINEplus, drug information, and more.

National Sleep Foundation

Sleep is not merely a “time out” from our busy routines; it is essential for good health, mental and emotional functioning and safety. Check out this website to learn whether you're getting the quality -- and quantity -- sleep you need.


The leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information.  Providing credible health information, supportive community, and educational services by blending award-winning expertise in content, community services, expert commentary, and medical review.

Benefits of Gastric Balloon

The benefits of Gastric Balloon were tested in a clinical study in the United States. The study looked at people with BMI between 30 and 40. People in the study received Gastric Balloon along with diet and exercise. They were compared with people who only used diet and exercise. The people who only used diet and exercise are called the Control group. Both groups had regular doctor visits during the study.
The benefits of Gastric Balloon were tested in a clinical study in the United States. The study looked at people with BMI between 30 and 40. People in the study received Gastric Balloon along with diet and exercise. They were compared with people who only used diet and exercise. The people who only used diet and exercise are called the Control group. Both groups had regular doctor visits during the study.

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I first started the bariatric surgery process in September 2012 with an information seminar and from the beginning I loved his message: obesity is a disease with ailments being things that encompass obesity- we must treat the obesity to treat disease. I'm so thankful for this lesson in life and I truly do see the big picture now! 

After my initial consult in October 2012, I didn't coordinate much with Dr. Moeinolmolki, as I was attending my monthly nutritionist visits. However, for my final consult in May 2013, and surgery on 28 May 2013, he remained professional, courteous, and absolutely amazing. He took care of my needs and questions regarding surgery. 

Dr. Moeinolmolki has been a pleasure to work with during this entire process! I'm so glad I picked him to perform my operation, and I am sad that he will be leaving! 

Sarah W.

Dr Moein is an amazing plastic surgeon and overall awesome physician!  From our first meeting I was very impressed with his understanding of what I was looking for and making me feel at ease. The staff was so nice, and the whole process was comfortable and reassuring.  My goal was to find a plastic surgeon that would help me achieve a sexy yet natural look for my breast lift. I never really had very big breasts to begin with, but my weight loss in college made them look droopy and sad.   Dr moein made my saggy C cups look and feel amazing by making them into a perky C cup, by performing a breast lift and augmentation.  I love, love, love the results and feel extremely confident showing them off.  They look natural and beautiful, and you can hardly see the incision lines.  My mission of sexy natural breasts has been accomplished:-) 

I should also add that I had some injectibles done by Dr. Moein, and think the results are fantastic! A syringe of Belotera in the tear trough took the fine lines and hollowness away, and the Voluma in the cheeks made them look fresh and revitalized.  He definitely has the eye for perfection and made my cheeks and eyes look amazing!    

Thank You Dr. M !

Liza P., San Francisco, CA

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Healthy life Bariatrics
Babak Moeinolmolki, MD
2080 Century Park East
Suite 1508
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310 694 4486

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