Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You?: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right F

Paperback | August 17, 2006

byRobin F. Apple, James Lock, Rebecka Peebles

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Obesity has quickly become an American epidemic. If you are suffering from significant overweight and the problems that go along with it, you may be contemplating weight loss surgery. The decision to pursue weight loss surgery should not be taken lightly. There are many factors to consider. This book contains all the need-to-know information about weight loss surgery and how to decide whether or not it is right for you. Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? helps guide youthrough the decision-making process by providing information on the various types of bariatric surgery available, their respective risks and benefits, the professional consultations and evaluations you will need to go through prior to surgery, as well as what to expect post-operatively. It alsocontains written exercises you can complete at home in order to help you work through any anxious feelings you may have as a result of your considering surgery. If you are interested in weight loss surgery as a way to improve your quality of life, both physically and emotionally, this book will ensure that you have all the tools necessary to make the best decisions.

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Obesity has quickly become an American epidemic. If you are suffering from significant overweight and the problems that go along with it, you may be contemplating weight loss surgery. The decision to pursue weight loss surgery should not be taken lightly. There are many factors to consider. This book contains all the need-to-know inf...

Robin F. Apple is at Stanford University. James Lock is at Stanford University.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 5.39 × 7.99 × 0.39 inPublished:August 17, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195313151

ISBN - 13:9780195313154

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?3. Weight Loss Surgery Procedures: What You Need to Know4. Navigating the System5. What to Expect After Surgery6. What to do When You Decide to Wait: Other Ways to Address the Complex Problem of Obesity

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"Their book provides a neutral and simple guide to assist in making this major decision. They are careful to point out that surgery is not always the correct choice, and the book provides the reader with enough information to be well informed about what to expect at each stage of thedecision."--PsycCRITIQUES