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Title:
Gastric bypass surgery : everything you need to know to make an informed decision
Author:
McGowan, Mary P., 1959-
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Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xx, 170 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Am I a candidate -- What to expect from GBS : types of procedures and how they work -- The risks -- Preparing for your surgery -- Postoperative concerns and healing -- Nutrition -- Exercise.
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ISBN:
9780071431927
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Book

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Summary

Some 22 million Americans are morbidly obese. For many of them, gastric bypass surgery appears to offer the only hope of long-term weight loss. Once viewed as a radical weight-loss alternative, the surgery is becoming increasingly popular. In 2002, more than 100,000 Americans elected to have the procedure done.

Written by a medical doctor specializing in the field, Gastric Bypass Surgery is the first comprehensive book to explain and discuss the benefits and risks of the procedure. Presented in a handy question-and-answer format, the book addresses everything from candidacy for the procedure to technique to recovery to finding a doctor and more. 150 questions and answers are featured.


Author Notes

Mary P. McGowan, M.D. , helped develop the bariatric surgery program at Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and president of the Northeast Cholesterol Foundation. Dr. McGowan has authored numerous professional articles and has been a medical consultant on NBC's "Today."

Jo McGowan Chopra is a writer who specializes in health topics and is a regular columnist for Commonweal .