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Weight Loss Surgery : Understanding & Overcoming Morbid Obesity - Life Before, During & After Surgery Paperback – February 4, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-1931033015 ISBN-10: 1931033013
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The best advice and information there is... -- Teena Massingill, Contra Costa Times , March 30, 2001 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Outstanding explaination and walk through for anybody considering weight loss surgery.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: F B E Service Network (February 4, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931033013
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931033015
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,314,884 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Larice White on March 1, 2001
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A heartfelt thank you to Michelle Boasten for the time and effort in putting this book together. With so much information floating around about weight loss surgeries, her book gives you the information in a thought-provoking manner while letting the reader decide if this life saving surgery is for them. I especially enjoyed Chapter 5, "Are you a Candidate for Surgery", with the comprehensive checklist. Chapter 7, "Dealing with your Insurer" gives excellent information to get through this hurdle. The illustrations, the medical terms are all spelled out in layman's term making the book an easy read. Thanks again Michelle and much success to those seeking Weight Loss Surgery. Larice White
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Mayflower Girl on March 20, 2001
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Michelle has done a great job with her book. As somebody who has been actively researching WLS for over 2 years, I can honestly say that she doesn't leave out a thing. She talks about the genetic and scientific reasons behind morbid obesity; goes into depth about the 3 major surgery types (MGB, RNY, and DS); choosing a surgeon; dealing with insurance (her advice on documentation is probably worth the cost of the book); financing the surgery; and life pre- and post-op. I think that my favorite part of Michelle's book is where she addresses the Fantasies people have about life after WLS--I'll no longer be single, my marriage will improve, etc. If you are seriously considering surgery for clinically severe obesity (100+ pounds over recommended weight or BMI 40+), then you should buy this book. Research the surgery thoroughly--through this book, the web, your doctor, and talking to patients who've had WLS (both with positive and negative outcomes). On a negative side, I think there could have been more information on plastic surgery following WLS--everyone without exception who I've spoken to who has had WLS has needed significant plastic surgery due to excess skin. One friend says that even though she looks great in clothes, she would never consider wearing a bathing suit due to this problem. Two books I would recommend to those considering or going through WLS are "The Spark" by Glen Gaesser and "Fat?So!" by Marilyn Wann. Glenn's book will teach you how to fit 15 10-minute exercise sessions into your life per week. A very doable program, but with excellent results. Whether or not you have this surgery, you need to be active in order to prevent disease. Exercise will only make your WL easier, as well. Marilynn's book deals with fat empowerment/acceptance.Read more ›
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Margaret Saunders on April 21, 2001
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In WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY, UNDERSTANDING AND OVERCOMING MORBID OBESITY, Michelle Boasten provides extensive information for anyone seeking surgery for the super obesity disease (and valuable information for anyone seeking surgery, period). She names physical and emotional feelings that the super obese share. I was able to relate to 95% of the feelings she listed. In addition, she carefully walks you through preparation for surgery including insurance problems, financing the surgery, and physical/emotional preparation--she also covers complications and so forth. She asks some invaluable questions that we can use to determine if we are candidates for surgery. She prepares us for the aftercare, and discusses WLS as a tool, and not a cure. Our support system is very important and she drives that point home. She even explains the mechanics of the three current types of WLS. I highly recommend this book to anyone comtemplating WLS, and also to those who have already had it (and I recommend it for anyone dealing with insurance battles for any type of surgery). Peggy gives it TWO THUMBS UP!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By FarAwayDeb on April 25, 2001
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This book starts at the beginning and goes through a lot of what you want to know about weight loss surgery. It's not a big book, and there are a few typos and "dangling headings" as someone else mentioned, but that's irrelevant. There is a lot of information on the web about weight loss surgery, but with this book you can sit in your easy chair and read, and also share it with family and close friends, many of whom will think you're nuts to consider the surgery, but most of whom will feel better after reading this book. I definitely recommend it to anyone who is either considering the surgery or who wants to know more about it, FIRST-HAND, for any reason.
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful By mhihh on February 16, 2001
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This book was EXCELLENT. Every aspect of weight loss surgery is covered! Nothing was left out. I highly recommend this book if you are going to have weight loss surgery or even if you already have had it.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Tom Hinkle on February 19, 2002
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In reading previous reviews of this book, which call it "the ultimate book on weight loss surgery" and a "great resource for WLS", my expectations were raised to an unrealistic level. The reality is, this is a very informative book that may not tell you everything you want to know, but probably most of what you need to know. Written by someone in the nursing profession who has experienced this type of surgery, parts of it come off like an elementary school science textbook. It could very well have been called "Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies" (not an insult, by the way, just as a reference to the popular "Dummies" series of books). I did appreciate the fact that the author takes a Christian approach. As someone who is considering this type of surgery, I am often haunted with feelings that if I have WLS that it will be a "cop-out" and will be an admission that I can't "get the victory" over gluttony. But WLS is just a tool to help a person lose weight and keep it off, and it has an unbelievable success rate (unlike dieting). There are lots of books out there, and lots of information, and this one definitely will help you in your decision-making process as to whether to opt for surgery or not. I docked it one star for being overpriced.
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