Weight Loss Surgery: Is It Right for You?

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...
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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.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780757001451
  • Publisher: Square One Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Pages: 304
  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2006

    Dr. Cowen knows what he's talking about

    I have been a patient of Dr. Cowen's. He knows what he's talking about. He changed my life. I had weight loss sugery about 15 years ago and it literally gave me my life back. I followed everything he told me and I had no complications. My life has been transformed. My sister, sister-in-law and an aunt also went to him for the same sugery. They all had no complications. FOLLOW what your Dr. tells you to do. Dr. Cowen really knows his stuff - he really cares for his patients, he's passionate about his work. It has always come through that he loves what he does and he's dedicated to really finding what helps obese people. When you read this book know that his man LOVES his work, has practiced this work, is dedicated and put his heart and soul into it.

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