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

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

By Flancbaum, Louis, M. D.
By Manfred, Erica
By Flancbaum, Deborah

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 you through the entire process, from presurgical evaluation to postop care. You 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. You ll discover: Why WLS is the safest treatment for patients with clinically severe or morbid obesity How to determine if you re a candidate for WLS What to look for when choosing a surgeon How to choose the surgical procedure that s 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 you ll ever need.
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ISBN 9780553382464
Publisher Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780553382464
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House USA Children's Books
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Flancbaum, Louis, M. D.
By Manfred, Erica
By Flancbaum, Deborah
Category Gastrointestinal & Colorectal Surgery
Fitness & Diet
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 131mm
Height: 209mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 616.39806
Weight 206g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Obesity - Surgery - Popular works., Gastrointestinal system - Surgery - Popular works.
NBS Text Surgery: Professional
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;College/higher education

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