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Paperback The REAL Skinny On Weight Loss Surgery: An Indispensable Guide to What You Can REALLY Expect!! Book

ISBN: 0976767228

ISBN13: 9780976767220

The REAL Skinny On Weight Loss Surgery: An Indispensable Guide to What You Can REALLY Expect!!

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Written for REAL people, by REAL people, about REAL stuff! If you're a REAL person considering weight loss surgery, this book will give you the right information to make the decision, whether or not it's REALLY right for you! If you've already decided on surgery, then we'll tell you what it's REALLY like to live day to day as a weight loss surgery patient, and how to find a good bariatric surgeon and multidisciplinary practice who'll help you live...

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Support Group in a Book

This book is a great compliment to other more serious works on the subject. It is a little silly, and reminds you of a support group. It provides a real perspective on weight loss surgery, and would be very valuable for someone considering weight loss surgery without the benefit of friends that have been through the surgery. This book is like a friend that has been through it.

Honest & Humorous

As a person seriously pondering gastric bypass surgery I have read many books, but this is by far the best. It was very blunt about many topics...no sugar coating here. The authors got their points across through honesty and humor. The very personal and candid stories were hysterical. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Despite the education levels achieved by both authors, the book didn't talk over my head, facts were presented in interesting ways, and overall the book was very easy to read. I thoroughly enjoyed it and already referred The Real Skinny to my weight loss surgeon's office as a 'must read'. Highly, highly recommended for anybody contemplating weight loss surgery!

A wonderful resource

This is an indispensable resource for patients who have had or are considering gastric bypass surgery. It is written by two real patients, in conjunction with their surgeon. This is a frank and easily understandable book that gives a balanced and honest portrait of both the risks and the rewards of weight loss surgery. The thing I loved the most about The Real Skinny on Weight Loss Surgery is the friendly, almost chatty tone of the authors. It's like listening to a description of the surgery by two of your closest girlfriends. Chapters written by the doctor give additional information from a reliable medical perspective. This is an excellent book for all rny patients to read; it really makes you feel like you are not alone in your suffering and your triumphs.

Awesome Book!

This was a great book! It is not a technical book but it is full of useful information that you don't necessarily get prior and during surgery. I had Bariatric surgery and wish I had this prior and during my process. I facilitate a support group and am more than willing to recommend this book to pre and post op individuals.

A Great Resourse for Pre WLS, or Post & Confused WLS

This is not a technical manual on WLS, and it's not meant to be. It's a very well rounded book that humerously provides pre-surgery, surgery, and post-surgery information. As a pre-WLS patient, I have found it to be most helpful in "real-life" presentation of all the information gaps that exist for pre-WLS patients. Very digestible read!
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