Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies

Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies

eBook - 2012
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Your trusted guide to surgical weight-lossSixty 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.Weight-loss surgery is often an overweight person's last resort, and it comes with many risks, questions, and fears. So how do you know if it's right fo.
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9781118356227
1118356225
9781118356210
1118356217
Characteristics: 1 online resource (387 p.)
Contents: Doing Exercises to Improve Your FitnessGetting Organized; Psyching Yourself Up for Surgery; Part III: The Hospital Experience and Beyond; Chapter 9: Checking In and Out: Your Hospital Stay; Knowing What Affects the Length of Your Stay; The Company You Keep: Having Family with You; "Aide" ing Your Recovery: Nurses and Other Staff; Making Your Stay More Comfortable; Doing Everything You Can to Speed Up Your Recovery; Making the Trip Home; Chapter 10: Knowing What You Can Eat for the First Few Months; Stage 1: Clear Liquids; Stage 2: Full Liquids and Thin Purees; Stage 3: Purees
Figuring Out What Kind of Coverage You HaveGiving Your Insurance Company the Information It Requires; Following Up with Your Insurance Company; Knowing What to Do If You're Denied; Paying for Surgery out of Your Own Pocket; Chapter 7: Making the Grade: Testing Prior to Surgery; Psychological Evaluation; Nutritional Evaluation; Blood Work; Urinalysis; Cardiac Tests; Pulmonary Tests; Gallbladder Tests; Upper Gastrointestinal Tests; Colonoscopy; Chapter 8: Preparing Yourself Physically and Mentally: Getting in Tip-Top Pre-Op Shape; Watching What You Eat Before Your Surgery
Chapter 4: Understanding the Risks of SurgeryGastrointestinal Leaks; Gastric Distention; Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism; Bleeding; Heart Problems; Respiratory Issues; Infection; Stricture; Dehydration; Gastric Prolapse or Band Slippage; Port and Tubing Problems; Ulcers; Bowel Obstruction; Hernias; Esophageal Dilation; Pancreatitis; Liver Failure; Nausea; Chapter 5: Drafting Your Dream Team: It's More Than a Surgeon; Choosing the Right Surgeon for You; The Supporting Players; Part II: Preparing for Surgery; Chapter 6: Paying for Surgery: No Assurance of Insurance
What Lifestyle Changes Will You Have to Make?What New and Exciting Experiences Will You Have?; Chapter 2: Voting for Surgery: Are You a Candidate?; Knowing Whether You Meet the Criteria; Measuring Your Body Mass Index; Documenting Your Dieting History; Comorbidities: Identifying the Conditions Affected by Your Weight; Knowing What You're Getting Into; Making a Lifelong Commitment: Are You Ready?; Chapter 3: Incision Decisions: Your Surgical Options; Roux-en-Y; Adjustable Gastric Banding; Sleeve Gastrectomy; Biliopancreatic Diversion; Other Weight Loss Procedures
Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies, 2nd Edition; About the Authors; Dedication; Authors' Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Foreword; Introduction; About This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; Foolish Assumptions; How This Book Is Organized; Icons Used in This Book; Where to Go from Here; Part I: Is Weight Loss Surgery for You?; Chapter 1: The Ins and Outs of Weight Loss Surgery; Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?; How Does the Surgery Work?; What Are the Risks and Benefits?; Which Surgeon Should You Go To?; Will Your Surgery Be Covered by Insurance?
Summary: Your trusted guide to surgical weight-lossSixty 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.Weight-loss surgery is often an overweight person's last resort, and it comes with many risks, questions, and fears. So how do you know if it's right fo.

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