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Paperback The Doctor's Guide to Weight Loss Surgery: How to Make the Decision That Could Save Your Life Book

ISBN: 0553382462

ISBN13: 9780553382464

The Doctor's Guide to Weight Loss Surgery: How to Make the Decision That Could Save Your Life

Whether you'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 world's foremost experts on weight-loss surgery, takes...


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The BEST WLS Book!!

I have read this book several times and it is the only book on this subject that you will need. I have read the others but this book has EVERYTHING you will need to know INCLUDING how to select a surgeon, and even how to get approval for your surgery. A MUST HAVE ITEM IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING WLS.

Comprehensive guide that covers a lot of ground

If you are considering WLS and need to compare operations and get a basic overview, then this is the book for you. It covers pre-surgery questions as well as post-op concerns. I would recommend giving this book to your surgeon or primary care physician to inform them of the surgery. I work as a library assistant and recommend this book to my patrons. It has been the only book I have found that gives good basic coverage of the subject.

Great Book (wish it was longer)

I have read all the books I could find on the subject, since I am having surgery soon. Next to Barbara Thompsons book (Finding the thin person hiding inside you), this is the best. Easily understood, extremely helpful, takes you right through the whole process, and beyond. I love the amount of resources, and the recipes are GREAT. My husband read a lot of it too, so that he is more informed. Great sections to provide info for my employer as well. I got so involved in the reading, was sad when I was done.

The Doctor's Guide to WLS--A great resource!

This book is a must-read for anyone considering weight loss surgery or just exploring treatment options for morbid obesity. It's well-researched, authoritative and easy-to-read. The authors include one of the top WLS surgeons and a writer who had weight loss surgery, so they know what they're talking about. Every question a reader might have is anticipated, and ably answered.

Useful Guide!

Weight Loss surgery is a tremendously scary subject but this book makes it easy to understand. It was helpful to know that there are different types of surgery that work differently. The author is one of the leading surgeons in this area and one of the co-authors had the surgery herself. The best part of the book were the many true-life accounts from real people who've had the surgery and found it changed their lives for the better. And the recipes were great, too!
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