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The Patient's Guide to Weight Loss Surgery, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Gastric Bypass and Bariatric Surgery

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Newly revised and updated with the most current and authoritative information.

Is weight loss surgery right for you?

After frustrating and failed attempts with traditional dieting methods, more and more people are turning to weight loss surgery. Over 100,000 people undergo weight loss surgery each year and that number is growing rapidly. The Patient's Guide to Weight Loss
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 8th 2009 by Hatherleigh Press (first published April 22nd 2004)
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April Hochstrasser
Feb 12, 2010 April Hochstrasser rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
The best book out there for people who are researching weight loss surgery options. There are two types of weight loss surgery, restriction and bypass. Most people see an add on TV and go to the sponsored seminar and have a surgery, never having fully researched which type of surgery might be right for them. This book starts right out with a quiz that lets you know if you are a candidate for surgery.

It then goes into each surgery, the strenghts and drawbacks to each one. It even suggests person
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Laura
Mar 25, 2010 Laura rated it really liked it
In my health class we did talk about some weight loss items. We really didn't talk about any surgeries cause my teacher doesn't like those. He thinks that every1 should just do exercise for the people 2 loose weight. Exercise may work for some people but not everyone.

Two of the surgeries mentioned in this book were when they put a band around ur stomach and when they stapled ur stomach. The other surgeries I haven't heard of @ all. Especially the one where they put a balloon in ur stomach. I wou
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Mikaela
Feb 12, 2010 Mikaela rated it it was amazing
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I was lucky enough to read through this book in its draft phase and found it so insightful. There are so many facts about weight loss surgery that surprised me. Many people think it is the miracle solution. For a very few it is, for a lot of people, it is not. This book is a must read for anyone contemplating weight loss surgery. It is informative with not only the facts and studies, but also the personal experiences of people who have had successful surgeries and those for whom surgery was not ...more
Brent Wilson
The book starts out with information rather than stories, so it begins a little dry. But overall it's a helpful introduction to the subject. I'm interested because of a life-long struggle with weight; still haven't decided to set up an appointment.
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Aug 10, 2008 Surreysmum rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I found this book helpful and clearly written.
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