The Patient's Guide to Weight Loss Surgery: Everything You Need to Know about Gastric Bypass and Bariatric Surgery

The Patient's Guide to Weight Loss Surgery: Everything You Need to Know about Gastric Bypass and Bariatric Surgery


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578261659
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
Publication date: 05/31/2004
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 8.91(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

April Hochstrasser, Ph.D., underwent bariatric surgery in 1999. Today she lives in University Heights, Washington, where she lectures about the procedure.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsviii
List of Abbreviationsix
Author's Notexii
Chapter 1.Types of Weight Loss Surgery1
Vertical Banded Gastroplasty
Gastric Bypass
Fobi-Pouch Operation
Mini/Loop Gastric Bypass
Adjustable Gastric Band
Bileopancreatic Diversion
Jejuno-Ileal Bypass
Implantable Gastric Stimulation System
Gastric Balloon
Mortality Rates
How Big Is the Mature Pouch?
Chapter 2.What Changing Your Body Image May Mean31
Body Types
Metropolitan Insurance Company Weight Tables
Paradigm Shift about Food
Somatoform Personality Types
Surgical Remedies and their Consequences
Prejudice Against Fat People
Emotional Considerations
Controlling Thoughts and Feelings
Positive Aspects of Weight Loss Surgery
Chapter 3.Negative Aspects of the Surgery47
Risks of Malnutrition
Risks of Weight Loss Surgery
Chapter 4.Risks of Obesity57
Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Disease
High Blood Pressure and Stress
Cholesterol Levels
Muscles and Bones
Reproductive and Hormonal Problems
Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disorders
Binge Eating and Other Eating Disorders
Social and Emotional Problems
Childhood Obesity
Moose's Story
Chapter 5.How Your Biology Affects Weight Loss71
Predictors of Successful Weight Loss
Hunger Pangs
Low-Fat / High-Carbohydrate Diets
High-Protein / High-Fat Diets
Frequent Short Periods of Exercise
Other Factors
Why We Give Up On Diets
Chapter 6.Diet Drugs81
Over-the-Counter and Herbal Remedies
Prescription Diet Drugs
Experimental Therapies
Weight Loss Attempts
Chapter 7.How Dieting Leads to Weight-Gain95
Diary of a Diet
Studies of Yo-Yo Dieting
Feeling Full
Chapter 8.The Problem with Diets101
Loss of Lean Muscle Mass
Brown Fat
Genetics vs. Lifestyle Choices
The Importance of Lifestyle Changes
Liposuction and Lipectomy
Faulty Studies
Life Isn't Weighed on the Bathroom Scales
Chapter 9.Measuring Obesity113
Body Mass Index
Waist Circumference
Determining Body-Fat Percentage
Metabolic Regulation of Weight
Genetic Factors
Chapter 10.Healthy Attitudes118
Insulin Resistance
"Set" Weight
A Different Attitude
Putting It to the Test
The Need for Love and Acceptance
Chapter 11.Personal Stories131
Grandma Pat
Sal & Sandy
Appendix IGlossary206
Appendix IISample Weight Loss Surgery Release Form224
Appendix IIIHelpful Web Sites233
Appendix IVWeight Loss Surgery Quiz234
Appendix VSuccess Stories239

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The Patient's Guide to Weight Loss Surgery: Everything You Need to Know about Gastric Bypass and Bariatric Surgery 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This guide contains over twenty personal stories of patients who have 'been there.' I have an incredibly difficult time with the credibility of these stories. One of the stories tells of a patient who was in the hospital the night before their surgery. This patient said they were brought dinner the night before surgery and had toast for breakfast the day of surgery. Anyone who knows anything about weight loss surgery (my surgery is in three more days) knows that you are on liquids for days prior to your surgery. I have had five surgeries in my life. With all of them, I was told not to eat anything after midnight before the surgery. There are other stories of patients who are eating what they are not supposed to eat immediately after surgery. This can be very misleading to people who are learning about weight loss surgery and beyond. The author did not make comments that the behaviors in these personal stories were erroneous. I have to wonder if these personal stories really took place as they are quite farfetched. Do yourselves a favor and 'bypass' this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not a good book at all. It is not supportive at all. The author has chosen a deceptive title. The book is largely filled with horror story after horror story about the very worst things that could possible happen. The only slightly positive thing she has to say is about Lap-Band procedures. She seems to be trying to freak out anyone considering an actual bypass. For a book out in 2004, she seems to be out of touch with all of the other informations I have seen in other books about the subject. It made me wonder if this Phd (not a physician or surgeon) has some other agenda in publishing this text. Perhaps it was her graduate thesis and it got attention because she made people talk. The procedures for bypass have come light years since the days of the mid 60's 70's 80 and even 90's Her tone and attitude make the book more appropriate for publishing at that time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book offers an unbiased insight into all types of bariatric surgery. 'Just the facts ma'am, just the facts'. Pros and cons are listed and real-life stories both good and bad are also available. A must read for anyone considering having surgery. If you chose to have the surgery, I'd also recommend your support group (friends, family, etc) also read to better understand and help you through this physical and mental journey.