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App of the Week: Baritastic

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Summary of app features: Baritastic aims to support patients before and after bariatric surgery. In addition to basic food and weight tracking, the app provides bariatric-specific resources and support groups for patients. There is also an option to sync with a bariatric program, so providers can review their patient’s progress and compliance. When a patient strays from their recovery plan, the app will send an alert to providers and offer HIPAA-compliant messaging with that patient.

This app is useful for: any patient undergoing bariatric surgery and any provider wishing to track their patients’ progress.

Good User Review:A wonderful tool utilized by my Bariatric surgery team to aid me in my weight loss journey. I love that this app syncs with my fitbit and helps me track not only my calorie intake but it breaks it down into carbs, fats and proteins found in whatever I'm eating.” — Aubrey Martnez on Google Play

Limitations: Some complaints in user reviews of this app mention that logging food in Baritastic may not be as accurate as other apps.

Alternatives: Baritastic is unique because its interface is tailored to patients undergoing bariatric surgery. However, there are other general apps that also track symptoms, such as Symple or MyFitnessPal.

Download: Free on the App Store or on Google Play.

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