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Weight Loss Surgery: A Lighter Look at a Heavy Subject Paperback – July 6, 2006
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Most of the information in the book can be located online, or is information patients will (or should) receive from their surgeons prior to surgery. The charts and lists are easy to find within the book, and the book is VERY easy to read and understand. While some parts of it are "light-hearted," it's NOT a humor or comedy book. It IS written by a bariatric surgeon, so the information is credible and accurate, and he briefly covers every type of surgery with each one's plusses and minuses. This book would probably be a very good option for relatives &/or support people who want a better understanding of the surgery, the process and its requisite steps, and the post-op lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, supplements, etc.) that their loved one will have to adopt. There are even a couple of recipes in the book.
But if you've already decided to have surgery, if you've done as much research as most people having this surgery have done, or you are post-op, save your money; there are a lot of other options that would be better than this one.
I would recommend this for anyone considering the surgery.
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Definitely a good read for someone thinking about gastric surgery but its not as informative as some books availablePublished 6 months ago by Misty Harmon
Informative with a touth of humor but a little outdated.DId not include gastric sleeve.Published 14 months ago by Carlene york
This is a deceptive title. This book is a hard read. Especially when the purchase here was to look at the "lighter side" of over weight and weight loss. Read morePublished on December 4, 2012 by Dave Robertson
This book is full of information presented with some humor. I have highly recommend it to anyone who is considering WLS.Published on May 15, 2012 by Absurd Book Nerd
Enjoyed this book. I think I laughed myself silly, while obtaining very useful information.Published on March 20, 2009 by DatGurlDre