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Obesity Algorithm® Charts, Presented by ASBP

The Obesity Algorithm is the first-ever comprehensive algorithm that navigates the physician’s role in medically treating and caring for patients affected by obesity. Developed and written by a group of leading obesity medicine clinicians, the Obesity Algorithm offers all physicians an overview of principles that are necessary to consider when evaluating patients and implementing treatment plans for patients affected by obesity. Within these plans are options for nutrition strategies, exercise prescription, behavior change, weight-management medications and discussion of surgical options. In addition to weight loss, the algorithm places a strong emphasis on optimizing health, decreasing disease risk and improving overall quality of life.

The Obesity Algorithm is subject to a copyright of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.

Download and Share These Free Resources
- Obesity Algorithm PDF 
- Using the Obesity Algorithm Presentation 
- Fact Sheet: Medical Options for Treating Obesity
- Patient-informative Infographic

Download the Obesity Algorithm PowerPoint
Complete the license agreement to download the Obesity Algorithm PowerPoint presentation. Upon your agreement to the terms of the license, you will receive a confirmation email with the downloadable PowerPoint file link. (By downloading the file, you agree to be bound to the terms of the license.)

Guidelines for Presenting Information from the Obesity Algorithm
As a Live Presentation:
The Obesity Algorithm is protected by U.S.copyright law. Individuals are permitted to use slides for educational presentations provided the guidelines below are adhered to.

  1. You may use as many or as few slides as you would like for your presentation. We ask that you please reference any slide that you use with the following citation:
    “Obesity Algorithm®, ©2013‐2014 American Society of Bariatric Physicians®
  2. If you want to change the slides in any way, please modify the citation on the slide to:
    “Adapted from Obesity Algorithm®, ©2013‐2014 American Society of Bariatric Physicians®

Within a Written Document (i.e., manuscript, textbook, brochure, other enduring material):
The Obesity Algorithm is protected by U.S. copyright law. For permission to reuse the material in any format other than a live presentation, you must complete the Obesity Algorithm Copyright Consent Form and adhere to the guidelines below.

  1. You must include the following citation at the bottom of each use within a document:
    "©American Society of Bariatric Physicians® 2013-2014: used with permission”

For the full reference (as written in a reference section of a publication), please use:
Seger JC, Horn DB, Westman EC, Lindquist R, Scinta W, Richardson LA, Primack C, Bryman DA, McCarthy W, Hendricks E, Sabowitz BN, Schmidt SL, Bays HE. Obesity Algorithm®, presented by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians®. (Access = [insert date])

Medscape by WebMD Slideshow Feature--Treating Obesity: New Algorithm
View a slideshow feature
about the algorithm, which Medscape by WebMD published and distributed on Oct. 30, 2013. The slideshow, Treating Obesity: New Algorithm, poses the question, "Do you know how to approach your obese patients with a treatment plan?" and offers a 12-slide overview about the algorithm, which was contributed to by Dr. Deborah Bade Horn. (Note: To view the entire article and other Medscape from WebMD content, a free, one-time registration is needed.)  

Watch Podcasts from the Obesity Algorithm Rollout
- Obesity Algorithm® Introduction by Dr. Harold Bays
- Using the Obesity Algorithm Presentation by Drs. Deborah Bade Horn and Jennifer Seger
- Obesity Algorithm® Q&A Session by Drs. Bays, Horn and Seger