Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies

Get the scoop on weight loss surgery

Your authoritative guide to weight loss surgery -- before, during, and after

Considering weight loss surgery? This compassionate guide helps you determine whether you qualify and gives you the scoop on selecting the best center and surgical team, understanding today's different procedures, and achieving the best results. You also get tips on eating properly post-op and preparing appetizing meals, as well as easing back into your day-to-day life.

Discover how to
* Evaluate your surgical options
* Understand the risks
* Prepare for surgery
* Handle post-op challenges
* Find sources of support

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By Beauty (Gulfport, MS) · ★★★★★ · September 07, 2007
If you were only going to purchase one book related to WLS, THIS SHOULD BE IT!!
This book answers every question you need to know about weight loss surgery. It is fair to all the surgeries, even talking about the ones that aren't as popular or well known, such as the VBG and DS. It has great recip... ...more
By Debbie Davies (The United States) · ★★★★★ · June 15, 2014
Read it!

This book is a huge source of information. If you are considering weight loss surgery you will find the answers to your questions here! Recommended by my surgeon. ...more
By Journey (Italy) · ★★★★☆ · October 20, 2014
It is very useful, use it as a reference book! ...more
By Andreacapozzi (Derry, NH) · July 23, 2012


I love this book..... It's been a decade since my surgery, but this was so helpful!!! I think anyone thinking of getting it should read this first though, life doesn't magically change just because you are smaller!!! So make sure that it isn't a choice based on looks!!! It should be a health opt... ...more
By Sue · ★★★★☆ · April 09, 2008
I'm sure I will pour over this book several more times. It includes recipes, questions to ask your surgeon, lists of foods to avoid, list of items to bring to the hospital...pretty much covers WLS from A to Z. ...more
By Lisa (Littleton, CO) · ★★★★★ · February 26, 2011
An essential book for anyone going through weight loss surgery. This will definitely be your go-to book through the entire process. ...more
By Jeanne (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · September 04, 2009
Really good overview of all the basics for anyone interested in weight loss surgery. ...more
By PWRL (Saint Marys, KS) · April 08, 2013