A Complete Guide to Obesity Surgery
Currently, over fifteen million Americans are struggling, day-by-day, hoping for a healthier life and a means to shed massive amounts of weight. Morbid obesity is a deadly epidemic causing over 300,000 deaths annually and is second only to cigarette smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Sufferers of morbid obesity "are sick and tired" of being "sick and tired". Feelings of desperation often lead them to attempt anything to lose 100 pounds plus of extra weight they carry, which makes them easy prey to fraudulent diet scams and untruthful advertising practices. For those who suffer with the disease of morbid obesity and have been unsuccessful at their diet attempts -- there is another answer. In this book, the answer to a better and longer life is not a quick-fix diet nor a cosmetic procedure, but a medically accepted and the only proven method of weight loss for the devastating disease of morbid obesity. The method is properly known as bariatric surgery. Throughout the pages of A Complete Guide to Obesity Surgery, readers will be informed of the many advances that have been made in bariatric surgery over the past forty-plus yeears, in a language they can understand. A Complete Guide to Obesity Surgery also provides a truthful representation of bariatric surgery, including the potentially dangerous risks and the many benefits from a successful surgery. In addition, the many myths regarding the causes of obesity and the surgical treatment of the disease are explained in detail.
One of the goals of this book will be to provide potential surgery candidates and ther family members, the tools needed to properly weigh the risk of remaining morbidly obese versus the possible surgical complications. Readers will be informed of the surgical procedures available, how they promote weight loss, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure. A Complete Guide to Obesity Surgery allows patients to gain valuable insight into surgery. This book provides readers with a step-by-step guide to researching a surgeon to postoperative care and includes postoperative diet instructions and the development of a personalized exercise prescription. The knowledge gained by reading this book will allow potential surgery candidates and their family members to form educated opinions. This ensures that each person will become prepared for the changes that will be necessary to reduce side effects and improve outcomes. Patient testimonials and pictures will provide amazing insight of the ups and downs through their surgical experience and their new lives.
Readers will find this book to be an informative, practical self-help guide to postoperative exercise and nutrition programs. A Complete Guide to Obesity Surgery is a well-organized comprehensive toolkit addressing the many issues that surround the surgical treatment of obesity.
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