Weight Loss Surgery: Is It Right for You?

Weight Loss Surgery: Is It Right for You?

by Merle Cantor Goldberg, George, Jr. Cowan, William Y. Marcus
     
 
For the thousands of people affected by severe obesity, the decision to undergo weight loss surgery can be a matter of life and death. But it is not a simple procedure, and once done, it produces life-altering changes. To help you make the best possible choice, a dynamic team of experts has come together to share their experience, knowledge, and findings about weight

Overview

For the thousands of people affected by severe obesity, the decision to undergo weight loss surgery can be a matter of life and death. But it is not a simple procedure, and once done, it produces life-altering changes. To help you make the best possible choice, a dynamic team of experts has come together to share their experience, knowledge, and findings about weight loss surgery. Merle Cantor Goldberg is a leading psychotherapist specializing in eating disorders; Drs. Marcus and Cowan have helped develop many of the techniques used in bariatric surgery.

Weight Loss Surgery first addresses important questions about your qualification for this type of surgery, as well as the various surgical options available. It then presents a

comprehensive overview of pre-op visits and the post-op recovery period, examining both the psychological and the physical impacts of surgery.

Editorial Reviews

WLS Lifestyles

"Weight Loss Surgery is a must-have reference book for all WLS patients and their families."

Library Journal
A popular lecturer on the treatment of eating disorders and clinical obesity, Goldberg (coauthor, My Thin Excuse: Understanding, Recognizing, and Overcoming Eating Disorders) joins M.D.s George Cowan Jr. and William Y. Marcus to provide a comprehensive guide that deals with everything from the weight-loss surgery decision-making process to postsurgery lifestyle adjustments. The chapters on the actual surgery are nicely illustrated, and the index and glossary of medical terms are helpful. Notably, this book offers extended sections that discuss the physical, emotional, mental, and environmental changes that patients will face beyond the six months following surgery. These sections and the section for friends and family are welcome additions not often found in other weight-loss surgery books. The tone is very positive, but the authors do try to present a balanced view by disclosing pitfalls and the ways that patients can sabotage the positive effects of the surgery over time. Highly recommended for all libraries.-Crystal Renfro, Georgia Inst. of Tech. Lib. and Information Ctr., Atlanta Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780757001451
Publisher:
Square One Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
784,384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Merle Cantor Goldberg, LCSW, has specialized in treating eating disorders for over thirty-five years. She is the coauthor of My Thin Excuse.

George Cowan, Jr., MD, is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical School. He is the coeditor/coauthor of three textbooks on obesity surgery.

William Y. Marcus, MD, is a retired Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at George Washington University Medical School, and has over twenty years of experience in bariatric surgery.

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