eBook Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118356225
  • ISBN-13: 9781118356227
  • DDC: 617.43
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 512 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Sixty percent of individuals over the age of 20—or 58 million people in the U.S.—are overweight. As the obesity epidemic continues to grow, many Americans are researching the benefits and complications of weight-loss surgeries. Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies, 2nd edition is the most up-to-date and authoritative guide to understanding the impact of surgical weight-loss before, during, and after surgery.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
Authors' Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Recipes at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Is Weight Loss Surgery for You?.
2: The Ins and Outs of Weight Loss Surgery.
3: Voting for Surgery: Are You a Candidate?.
4: Incision Decisions: Your Surgical Options?.
5: Understanding the Risks of Surgery.
6: Drafting Your Dream Team: It's More than a Surgeo.
7: Preparing for Surgery.
8: Paying for Surgery: No Assurance of Insurance.
9: Making the Grade: Testing Prior to Surgery.
10: Preparing Yourself Physically and Mentally: Getting in Tip-Top Pre-Op Shape.
11: The Hospital Experience and Beyond?.
12: Checking in and Out: Your Hospital Stay.
13: Knowing What You Can Eat for the First Few Months.
14: Starting on Solid Food.
15: Home Sweet Home: Returning after Surgery.
16: Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, It's Back to Work You Go.
17: This Time I'm Going to Make It: Ensuring Success.
18: What Is Success Anyway?.
19: Food for Thought: An Eating Plan for the Rest of Your Life.
20: Getting It in Gear: Making Exercise Part of Your Routine.
21: Enlisting Outside Help.
22: Changing Outside and In.
23: Avoiding Potential Pitfalls: Physical Challenges.
24: Dealing with Post-Op Emotional Issues: What's Eating at You?.
25: Me, Myself, and I: Your Relationship with Yourself.
26: Working at Relationships: Family, Friends, and Everyone in Between.
27: Now That I'm Thin, What about the Skin?.
28: The Part of Tens.
29: Ten Weight Loss Surgery Myths.
30: Ten Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery.
31: Ten Ways to Stay on the Straight and Narrow.