Synopses & Reviews
For the thousands of people affected by severe obesity, the decision to undergo weight loss surgery can be a matter of life and death. But it is not a simple procedure. That's why, for many, the decision does not come easily. To help you make the best possible choice, a dynamic team of experts have come together to share their experience, knowledge, and findings about these procedures. Merle Cantor Goldberg is one of this country's leading psychotherapists specializing in eating disorders; Drs. Cowan and Marcus have helped develop many of the techniques used in bariatric surgery, and have also taught these procedures to hundreds of other surgeons. "Weight Loss Surgery begins by asking important questions that must be considered before any decision is made. It then presents a comprehensive overview of pre-op visits, the various weight loss surgeries available, and the post-op recovery period, examining both the psychological and the physical impacts of the surgery. Weight loss surgery is not a minor procedure, but when appropriate, it can save lives. This thoughtful book offers the information you need to make the decision that's right for you.