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Title Weight-loss surgery with the adjustable gastric band [electronic resource] : everything you need to know before and after surgery to lose weight successfully / Robert W. Sewell, Linda Rohrbough.
Author Sewell, Robert W.
Publication Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo Lifelong/Perseus Books Group, 2008.
Edition First Da Capo Press edition.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 295 pages) : illustrations
text file
Call # eBOOK
Note Includes index.
Contents Obesity in our culture. Obesity-- the great American health problem -- Why dieting and exercise don't work -- Causes and treatments of obesity. How the digestive system functions -- Bariatric surgery-- past and present -- The adjustable gastric band (AGB) is not gastric bypass. How the AGB functions -- Who is a candidates for the AGB? -- What does a comprehensive AGB program look like? -- Medical management of the AGB. What to expect before surgery -- What to expect after surgery -- Adjustments (fills) and eating strategies -- The health benefits of the AGB and weight loss -- Managing potential complications -- Living with the AGB. The emotional and social time line -- The lifestyle change -- Skin care following weight-loss surgery -- Plastic surgery following weight loss -- Living with someone who has an AGB.
Summary Rohrbough, a writer/patient of Dr. Sewell's who lost 136 pounds, shares her experience with adjustable gastric band (AGB) surgery, a type of weight-loss or bariatric surgery. Sewell (a Texas laparoscopic surgeon) explains why dieting doesn't work, how the digestive system works, how to break the weight-gain/dieting cycle through AGB, and medical management afterward. The book includes patients' stories and pre- and post-surgery photos.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Gastric bypass -- Popular works.
Obesity -- Surgery -- Popular works.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Abdominal.
Gastric bypass. (OCoLC)fst00938813
Obesity -- Surgery. (OCoLC)fst01042763
Genre Electronic books.
Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Addl. Author Rohrbough, Linda.
OverDrive, Inc.
Alt Title Weight loss surgery with the adjustable gastric band
Related To Print version: Sewell, Robert W. Weight-loss surgery with the adjustable gastric band. 1st Da Capo Press ed. Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo Lifelong/Perseus Books Group, 2008 9781600940026 (DLC) 2008299604 (OCoLC)213099333
ISBN 9780786750399 (electronic bk.)
0786750391 (electronic bk.)

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