Whether youare 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 worldas foremost experts on weight-loss surgery, takes you through the entire process, from presurgical evaluation to postop care. Youall 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. Youall discover: ac Why WLS is the safest treatment for patients with clinically severe or morbid obesity ac How to determine if youare a candidate for WLS ac What to look for when choosing a surgeon ac How to choose the surgical procedure thatas right for you ac What to expect pre-, peri-, and postsurgery ac Common side effects and what they can mean for you ac 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 youall ever need. From the Trade Paperback edition.A reasonable estimate is that ... In my practice, most primary gastric bypass procedures take about an hour and most revisions between one and a half to two hours. I always leave a ... Insufficient weight loss or weight regain after RYGB is usually handled by lengthening the bypass (shortening the common channel).
|Title||:||The Doctor's Guide to Weight Loss Surgery|
|Author||:||Louis Flancbaum, M.D., Erica Manfred, Deborah Flancbaum|
|Publisher||:||Bantam - 2007-12-18|