Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies

Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies

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by Marina S. Kurian, Barbara Thompson, Brian K. Davidson, Al Roker
     
 

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Your trusted guide to surgical weight-loss

Sixty percent of individuals over the age of 20—or 58 million people in the U.S.—are overweight. As the obesity epidemic continues to grow, many Americans are researching the benefits and complications of weight-loss surgeries. Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies, 2nd edition is the most up-to-date and

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Your trusted guide to surgical weight-loss

Sixty percent of individuals over the age of 20—or 58 million people in the U.S.—are overweight. As the obesity epidemic continues to grow, many Americans are researching the benefits and complications of weight-loss surgeries. Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies, 2nd edition is the most up-to-date and authoritative guide to understanding the impact of surgical weight-loss before, during, and after surgery.

Weight-loss surgery is often an overweight person's last resort, and it comes with many risks, questions, and fears. So how do you know if it's right for you? Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies gives you expert guidance on knowing whether you qualify for the procedures, advice on choosing the best center and doctor, and trusted information on evaluating the risks involved. Plus, it helps you plan to finance the procedure, prepare for surgery, and achieve the best results as you adjust to a new diet and lifestyle post-surgery.

  • Trusted information on choosing a weight loss surgery that's best for you
  • Advice on what to expect before, during, and after surgery
  • Sample recipes and information to ensure you're getting proper nutrition post-surgery

If you or a loved one is considering gastric bypass surgery, Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies gives you everything you need to decide if it's the right course of action, what to expect during recovery, and how to ensure the best results through healthy eating behaviors and regular physical activity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118356227
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/05/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
163,317
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Marina S. Kurian, MD, is a weight loss surgeon at NYU Medical Center. Barbara Thompson is a nationally recognized speaker who brings hope to the dangerously obese. Brian K. Davidson is the coauthor of Weight Loss Surgery Cookbook For Dummies.

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Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is perfect for those people who are contemplating weight loss surgery. It is also good for those who are in their first weeks after surgery. I read it cover to cover and still continue to refer to it 6 weeks after lap band surgery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever if considering wls!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great fantastic excellent book. So much useful information for anyone considering wls. If you are pre-op in your wls journey you must read this book. I have read and re-read this sections of this book during my pre-op time. Post-op I have re-read the book at least three times because I find new information each time I read it. Wonderful!
Setagoal1 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. Very informative and a keeper.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this while researching if I wanted to have the surgery and what types are available. This 'bible' covers everything from who is a candidate to what physical and emotional changes you can face. It keeps with the dummies fashion in giving detail but not to where the reader will be lost in medical jargon. There are even topics that most would not think of...as in relationship changes with your partner/spouse and friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By selecting sample for free, the entire book loaded. After scanning the info I'm glad I did't pay for it. If you have spent time researching WLS you will likely find this book simple. If you never researched, this book would be a good starting polnt. Just my 2-cents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was okay, did not really tell me anything new from what I had already gotten on line and at the bariatric programs orientation meeting. Would not get this book if you have already gotten information from the hospital program for the surgery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really helps to understand the whole weight loss process from before to after surgery. I recommend it for anyone considering or actually going to have surgery.
janisw More than 1 year ago
Vey informative and good and very very helpful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am currently in a bariatric surgery program and just wanted to get a feel for what to expect pre and post surgery. I feel that this book shed light on many areas and is perfect for someone who is considering this surgery. This book could also be used to inform your family members of what to expect from you. All in all a very good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read if you are considering weight loss surgery. An easy, yet very informative read! Glad I bought it!
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LindaRD More than 1 year ago
I love this book! Clear and concise concepts presented in words and explainations that are easy to understand. Pictures and thorough explainations of the different types of bariatric surgery procedures, including potential risks and benefits of each choice. Includes well written outline of all the post-op diet steps with suggestions to promote patient tolerance of the liquids and foods over time. Recipes included too! And throughout the book, motivating sections to help cheer you on through the healing process. This is a great resource! It makes a very complicated, life-changing procedure easy to understand and can guide you on the right path to achieve success.
OTGator More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be incredibly helpful in providing details not only of the procedures, but most importantly about life after surgery. For example, the eating guidelines and emotional changes you experience. I shared the book with my family and they were very appreciative of having such an easy-to-read and informative book. They felt like it gave them knowledge and tools on what to expect after surgery. I highly recommend this book to anyone considering WLS.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WLS Surgery for Dummies is a basic guide for those that have done little to no other research on the topic of WLS Surgery. It is well organized and easy to read; in fact I read the book from cover to cover in a few hours. What it provides is the most basic information on the various topics related to WLS. What it does not provide is detailed information about the many questions a person seriously considering WLS will want to know before they make such a life changing decision. Many of the topics covered only scratched the surface and what it could have done was to peel back the onion and get to detail that the author, beging a surgeon, should be able to provide. It's a good introductory book but those considering the surgery will want to find other materials to give you the level of detail you are searching for.
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