The Doctor's Guide to Weight Loss Surgery

The Doctor's Guide to Weight Loss Surgery

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Whether youa€™re already planning to have weight-loss surgery or are still trying to decide, here is what you need to know about the operation that could save your life If you are considering weight-loss surgery, you are not alone. Obesity is the most common chronic disease in the U.S. today, affecting one out of every four Americans. In this indispensable resource, Dr. Louis Flancbaum, one of the worlda€™s foremost experts on weight-loss surgery, takes you through the entire process, from presurgical evaluation to postop care. Youa€™ll find everything you need to know to get the most out of the latest groundbreaking procedures available that can radically improve your health--and your quality of life. Youa€™ll discover: a€c Why WLS is the safest treatment for patients with clinically severe or morbid obesity a€c How to determine if youa€™re a candidate for WLS a€c What to look for when choosing a surgeon a€c How to choose the surgical procedure thata€™s right for you a€c What to expect pre-, peri-, and postsurgery a€c Common side effects and what they can mean for you a€c Diet and nutritional guidelines after WLS Plus: what to do if your insurance policy excludes obesity treatment, how to determine when you can resume normal activities and return to work, healthful recipes, patient success stories, support groups . . . and much more Including detailed charts and tables, helpful resources, and websites, this is the only sourcebook on weight-loss surgery youa€™ll ever need. From the Trade Paperback edition.Most Common Weight Loss Approaches Diets: The most popular type of diet is the balanced-deficit diet. These diets call for a reasonable reduction in calorie intake (between 1, 200 and 1, 800 calories per day) while maintaining a normalanbsp;...

Title:The Doctor's Guide to Weight Loss Surgery
Author: Louis Flancbaum, M.D., Erica Manfred, Deborah Flancbaum
Publisher:Bantam - 2007-12-18

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