The Expert's Guide to Weight-Loss Surgery: Is it right for me? What happens during surgery? How do I keep the weight off?

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An indispensible guide to weight-loss surgery written by a leading bariatric surgeon

Today, an estimated 44 million Americans suffer from obesity. For one in five Americans, diet and exercise simply don't work. Luckily, weight-loss surgeries offer a realistic solution that can help people overcome genetics and work toward drastic, life-altering weight loss.

As the cofounder of an obesity clinic at Houston's Methodist Hospital, Dr. Garth Davis ...

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Overview

An indispensible guide to weight-loss surgery written by a leading bariatric surgeon

Today, an estimated 44 million Americans suffer from obesity. For one in five Americans, diet and exercise simply don't work. Luckily, weight-loss surgeries offer a realistic solution that can help people overcome genetics and work toward drastic, life-altering weight loss.

As the cofounder of an obesity clinic at Houston's Methodist Hospital, Dr. Garth Davis has helped hundreds of patients manage the emotional and physical effects of being more than a hundred pounds overweight. His successful program was featured on the hit TLC show Big Medicine. In this essential handbook, Dr. Davis delivers the expert advice that his patients use to overcome issues surrounding their obesity, help shed the weight and regain a healthy body.

With anecdotes from real-life patients and a complete diet and exercise plan that ensures long-term success, Dr. Davis shows how anyone can achieve a healthy weight through surgery. The Expert's Guide to Weight Loss Surgery is required reading for anyone seeking a permanent obesity cure.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452296060
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/23/2010
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 796,176
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Garth Davis, MD, is a bariatric surgeon and star of TLC's Big Medicine. He is medical director of the Weight Management Center Program at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, and is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer across the country.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 The Costs of Obesity 1

Chapter 2 How We Got Here-And Why What We're Doing Now Isn't Working 15

Chapter 3 Weight-Loss Surgery: A Real Solution 29

Chapter 4 The Nuts and Bolts of Weight-Loss Surgery 35

Chapter 5 Is Weight-Loss Surgery Right for Me? 71

Chapter 6 Finding a Doctor 85

Chapter 7 Navigating the Insurance Process 93

Chapter 8 Getting Ready for Surgery 99

Chapter 9 The Big Day 115

Chapter 10 Life After Surgery: The First Six Weeks 123

Chapter 11 The Beginning of the Rest of Your Life: The Basics 141

Chapter 12 Your Diet Schedule After Surgery 163

Chapter 13 The Honeymoon Period 181

Chapter 14 Exercise: The Wonder Drug 201

Chapter 15 Emotions After Surgery 229

Chapter 16 Excess Skin: And What to Do About It 243

Chapter 17 Negotiating Pitfalls 255

Conclusion 271

Appendix A Body Mass Indexes 273

Appendix B1 Insurance Letter 275

Appendix B2 Letter from Your PCP in Support of Your Application 278

Appendix C Protein-Rich Foods 279

Appendix D Protein Supplements 280

Appendix E 1,400 Calorie Meal Plan 281

Appendix F Useful Measurement Conversions 285

Index 287

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