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The Doctor's Guide
to Weight Loss Surgery Louis Flancbaum, M.D.,
and Erica Manfred, with Deborah Flancbaum, MS Ed.
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.
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.
Takes the mystery out of weight-loss
Should be read by all severely overweight people.
From the Foreword by Richard L. Atkinson, M.D., President, American
"I've had the pleasure of reading all of the weight loss surgery books, but the one I keep referring back to is The Doctor's Guide to Weight Loss Surgery, by Dr. Louis Flancbaum and Erica Manfred, the only book out there co-written by a bariatric surgeon.
It's user-friendly -- with lots of quotes from post-ops... and what I particularly found useful was the FAQ (frequently asked questions) section and the chapter on insurance issues. There's a comprehensive description of the various types of surgeries, how to choose the right one for you, and how to select a surgeon and program.
I find myself recommending this book to many of our support group folks who are attending group to find out if surgery is right for them. It seems to touch on all the issues many pre-ops (and post-ops) have.
I wish such a helpful resource had been available to me when I was investigating my surgery."
- Barb Stras, Coordinator
Kansas City Weight Loss Surgery Support Group
"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. A great resource!"
- Belinda Hulin
Features Editor, Florida Times-Union
"Expert bariatric surgeon Flancbaum has written an excellent and reassuring guide for those considering surgery. He clearly outlines the surgical options, explaining each type along with its risks and possible complications, as well as expected outcomes. He also explains what to expect before, during and after surgery, selection of a surgeon, insurance coverage, pain control, diet and (rarely) reoperation. Resources and recipes are appended."
- Library Journal