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Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding: Achieving Permanent Weight Loss with Minimally Invasive Surgery Paperback – May 31, 2004
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Top Customer Reviews
The book is written in plain english and is very, very easy to read. Jessie covers the basics of the band very well and provides good descriptions for what it's like after you have the band.
Now the bad:
I felt like this book was just a repetition for what I already knew because of prior research on the web or common sense. I was hoping to find more detailed information about after-care and diet, tips and tricks, and information about how successful bandsters went about losing the weight. Overall, I'd probably say to get the book if you're new to gastric banding, otherwise you'll probably already know all the information contained in this book.
I am a Lap-band patient. Early in my post-operative period, it was nice to be able to go to this book to find answers. Jessie's down-to-earth, "real" people language did not leave me wondering what she really meant. When information from the doctors or from the nutritionists seemed to be conflicting or confusing, I could find clarity in the pages of this book.
I highly recommend this book. If you are thinking about having weight loss surgery, please read this before you decide which surgery is for you. If you already have an AGB, but have had little post operative support, this book is for you too. AND, if you're doing well post-operatively and just want a little something to keep you on the straight and narrow, get the book!
I'm no Ebert and Roeper, but I give it two thumbs up!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Extremely generalized description of the process. Same as the brochures found in your doctor's office.Published 23 months ago by Kurt Camerud
I bought this when I was contemplating a lap-band and it contains good info to help prepare one for the surgery and the aftermath.Published on June 11, 2014 by Satisfied customer
This book is very helpful for someone both pre and post surgery; it is written by a nurse practitioner who had the LAP band surgery.Published on April 4, 2013 by Gayle Robinson
It is an OK book. I have seen better out there, and the best thing to do is save your money and go to your bariatric support group. You'll get much better info there.Published on March 8, 2013 by Alyace
I was a bit disappointed in this book, but it does offer the most basic information about AGB surgery. I believe it was written at the very infancy of AGB surgery.Published on April 11, 2010 by Laurensmom
If you are going to have the lap-band surgery this is a good book but very outdated.Published on February 12, 2010 by Carrie Saile
This book is an important tool for people who are considering banding or who have already had the procedure done. Read morePublished on December 16, 2009 by Laurie, NYC
This book gives a good overall description of what to expect when having the Gastric Banding. However, you will have some differences when it comes to each doctor.Published on March 27, 2009 by Michael Dias
If you know nothing about the Adjustable Gastric Band, then this MIGHT be a good book for you to start with. Read morePublished on December 30, 2008 by Banjo