The Expert's Guide to Weight-loss Surgery
Is It Right for Me? What Happens During Surgery? How Do I Keep the Weight Off?Book - 2009
From the star of TLC's Big Medicine , the complete guide to weight loss surgery
Today, an estimated forty-four million Americans suffer from obesity. For most, the traditional prescription of 'eat less, exercise more' simply doesn't work. Thankfully, there is another option - a proven path to reclaiming quality of life, to curing diabetes and other weight-related diseases, and to living without the constant emotional and physical struggles that being obese entails.
This option is weight loss surgery. Having performed more than one thousand weight loss surgeries in his career, Dr. Garth Davis - star of the hit TLC series Big Medicine - knows, firsthand, the surgery's ability to transform lives. In The Expert's Guide to Weight Loss Surgery , Dr. Davis combines cutting-edge medical advice and compassionate guidance into what promises to be the definitive handbook on the topic.
The book features a user-friendly breakdown of the various types of weight loss surgeries available today (gastric bypass vs. adjustable gastric banding vs. sleeve gastrectomy); a no-nonsense guide to finding the right doctor; and words of wisdom from dozens of patients who have undergone WLS. Most important, because weight loss surgery alters the digestive tract's size and structure, Dr. Davis lays out a complete diet and exercise plan to help ensure that readers' success is long term. This book should be required reading for anyone seeking a permanent obesity cure.