Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 5, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 384 pages
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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.


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User Review  - Cherubgirl - Borders

Great! Extremely useful and informative. Due to an illness I'm going to have weight loss surgery. As a requirement of the hospital prior to the surgery, I had to attend 2 seminars to learn about the ... Read full review

Very informative book

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Table of Contents
Is Weight Loss Surgery for You?
Voting for Surgery Are You a Candidate?
Heart disease
Are You Ready?
Other Weight Loss Procedures
Adjustable Gastric Banding
Sleeve Gastrectomy
Home Sweet Home Returning after Surgery
Normal feelings after surgery
Keeping Up with Your Meds
HiHo HiHo Its Back to Work You
This Time Im Going to Make It Ensuring Success
Food for Thought An Eating Plan forthe Rest of Your Life
Good and
The Role of Water

Understanding the Risks of Surgery
Heart attacks
Drafting Your Dream Team Its More Than a Surgeon
The Supporting Players
Paying for Surgery No Assurance of Insurance
Fighting back
Making the Grade Testing Prior to Surgery
Pulmonary Tests
Preparing Yourself Physically and Mentally Getting in Tip
Getting Organized
The Hospital Experience and Beyond
Having Family with
Getting out of
Doing Everything You Can to Speed Up Your Recovery
Knowing What You Can Eat forthe First Few Months
Starting on Solid Food
Ten Healthy Recipes for the Rest of Your Life
Getting It in Gear Making Exercise Part of Your Routine
Personal trainers
Staying Motivated
Changing Outside and
Diarrhea or loose stools
Dealing with PostOp Emotional Issues Whats Eating
Conquering Depression
Recognizing that size doesnt
Now That Im Thin What about the Skin?
Figuring Out How Youll Pay for Plastic Surgery
Knowing What Your Recovery Will Be Like
Weight Loss Surgery Is Very Risky
Ten Ways to Stay on the Straight and Narrow

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About the author (2012)

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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