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Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies

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Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies

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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.

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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  • 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.
Table of Contents-
  • Introduction 1

    Part I: Is Weight Loss Surgery for You? 7

    Chapter 1: The Ins and Outs of Weight Loss Surgery 9

    Chapter 2: Voting for Surgery: Are You a Candidate? 19

    Chapter 3: Incision Decisions: Your Surgical Options 33

    Chapter 4: Understanding the Risks of Surgery 53

    Chapter 5: Drafting Your Dream Team: It's More Than a Surgeon 69

    Part II: Preparing for Surgery 79

    Chapter 6: Paying for Surgery: No Assurance of Insurance 81

    Chapter 7: Making the Grade: Testing Prior to Surgery 91

    Chapter 8: Preparing Yourself Physically and Mentally: Getting in Tip-Top Pre-Op Shape 103

    Part III: The Hospital Experience and Beyond 115

    Chapter 9: Checking In and Out: Your Hospital Stay 117

    Chapter 10: Knowing What You Can Eat for the First Few Months 133

    Chapter 11: Starting on Solid Food 155

    Chapter 12: Home Sweet Home: Returning after Surgery 171

    Chapter 13: Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, It's Back to Work You Go! 181

    Part IV: This Time I'm Going to Make It: Ensuring Success 189

    Chapter 14: What Is Success Anyway 191

    Chapter 15: Food for Thought: An Eating Plan for the Rest of Your Life 201

    Chapter 16: Getting It in Gear: Making Exercise Part of Your Routine 233

    Chapter 17: Enlisting Outside Help 249

    Part V: Changing Outside and In 257

    Chapter 18: Avoiding Potential Pitfalls: Physical Challenges 259

    Chapter 19: Dealing with Post-Op Emotional Issues: What's Eating At You? 269

    Chapter 20: Me, Myself, and I: Your Relationship with Yourself 281

    Chapter 21: Working At Relationships: Family, Friends, and Everyone in Between 293

    Chapter 22: Now That I'm Thin, What about the Skin? 307

    Part VI: The Part of Tens 319

    Chapter 23: Ten Weight Loss Surgery Myths 321

    Chapter 24: Ten Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery 327

    Chapter 25: Ten Ways to Stay on the Straight and Narrow 331

    Index 335

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