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

Whether youre 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 worlds foremost experts on weight-loss surgery, takes you through the entire process, from presurgical evaluation to postop care. Youll 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.

Youll discover:

Why WLS is the safest treatment for patients with clinically severe or morbid obesity
How to determine if youre a candidate for WLS
What to look for when choosing a surgeon
How to choose the surgical procedure thats right for you
What to expect pre-, peri-, and postsurgery
Common side effects and what they can mean for you
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 youll ever need.
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Authors: M.D. Louis Flancbaum

Date: 2021

Upload Date: 12/9/2022 10:28:07 PM

Format: epub

Pages: 272



Language: English

ISBN / ASIN: 0553382462


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