Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies

Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies is the most authoritative and up to date book on weight loss surgery. Questions regarding the entire process and journey of weight loss are answered. WLS for Dummies is for the smart consumer who wants to be well informed. The book simplifies and demystifies the entire journey from preoperative research to postoperative care and longterm follow up.

Your trusted guide to surgical weight loss

Considering weight loss surgery? This compassionate guide helps you determine whether you qualify and gives you the scoop on selecting the best center and surgical team, understanding today's different procedures, and achieving the best results. You also get tips on eating properly post-op and preparing appetizing meals, as well as easing back into your day-to-day life.

  • Weight loss surgery 101 - get to know the different types of weight loss surgery procedures (and how they work to help you lose weight)

  • Prep for surgery - understand all there is to know about moderating eating habits and incorporating exercise before surgery

  • Check in (and out) - find out what you can expect while you're in the hospital all the way through to your experiences after surgery

  • Set yourself up for success - discover how to lose the weight and keep it off for life through a healthy eating plan, exercise, and emotional and physical support

  • Life after surgery - understand the physical and emotional challenges that come after surgery, like dealing with side effects, coping with depression, and changing your relationship with loved ones (and yourself)

Open the book and find:

  • The criteria your surgeon will use to determine if you're a candidate for surgery

  • The pros and cons of weight loss surgery procedures

  • The scoop on finding and working with a healthcare team

  • How to get in tip-top pre-op shape

  • Trusted tips on ensuring success

  • Delicious recipes for each stage of post-op

  • Guidance for those considering plastic surgery

  • Weight loss surgery myths

Learn to:

  • Decide if gastric bypass surgery is right for you

  • Choose the best doctor and center

  • Prepare for surgery and achieve the best results

About the Author

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.

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