Outpatient Weight-Loss Surgery: Safe and Successful Weight Loss with Modern Bariatric Surgery

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9781934727003: Outpatient Weight-Loss Surgery: Safe and Successful Weight Loss with Modern Bariatric Surgery

Surgical weight-loss procedures have come a long way in the last several decades. Not only have the procedures become much safer and much less invasive with the advent of laparoscopic surgery, but the surgical procedures themselves have come to be accepted in the medical field as having real health benefits rather than being viewed as simply cosmetic. The benefits to weight loss have been long-documented, and the benefits from weight-loss operations are now documented as well. However, weight-loss operations are still surgical procedures, and not to be undertaken lightly. The risks of undergoing an operation must always be weighed against the benefits of that operation. That said, the health risks posed by being seriously overweight usually outweigh the inherent risks of modern surgical weight-loss procedures. But every case is different. The criteria used to select appropriate candidates for weight-loss operations were derived from a consensus conference statement put out by the National Institute of Health in 1991, and though a great deal has emerged and changed in the field since that time, little has changed for most centers with respect to their approach to choosing weight-loss operation candidates.

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What an insightful guide for patients seeking to lose weight! But this book is also a highly informative guide for Ambulatory center leaders, health care administrators and personnel who will now understand the coming tide of outpatient procedures for weight loss. "One of the best personal health books I have ever read. A unique combination of fascinating technology and powerful inspiration."

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Introduction THE OUTPATIENT REVOLUTION Trends in Surgical Weight-Loss Procedures Weight-Loss Benefits Are You a Candidate for Weight-Loss Surgery? Surgery Compared to Medical Weight Loss Inpatient or Outpatient? Nonsurgical Weight-Loss Alternatives Food For Thought WEIGHING YOUR OPTIONS Can You Really Have an Effective Weight-Loss Operation and be Home in Time for Tea? Is a Surgical Outpatient Weight-Loss Procedure Right forYou? Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB) Procedure Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB) Procedure Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedure Emerging Technologies Food for Thought RISK AND REWARD Experience Matters Risks of Outpatient Surgical Weight-Loss Procedures Types of Procedures, Types of Risks Tissues and Leaks Detecting Leaks An Ounce of Prevention Risks of not Undergoing Surgical Weight Loss Food for Thought CHOICE Choosing a Bariatric Surgeon Choosing an Outpatient Surgery Center Adolescents and Outpatient Weight-Loss Surgery Aging Individuals and Outpatient Weight-Loss Procedures Unfortunate Financial Realities Insurance and Finances Paying Cash for Weight-Loss Procedures: Concerns and Considerations What to Tell (or Not to Tell) Your Boss and Friends Benefits of Remaining Open About Your Choice Advantages to Keeping Your Decision Private Privacy Food for Thought GETTING READY Preoperative Phase The Countdown Food for Thought WESTERN BARIATRIC INSTITUTE GRAPHS AND STATISTICS RECIPES FOR SUCCESS Amazing Shake Recipes WHICH BAND IS RIGHT FOR YOU? What is the Future of the Bands? Should You Choose One Band Over the Other? THE TOP MISADVENTURES WITH OUTPATIENT WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY AND HOW TO AVOID THEM A Leak Vomiting and Dehydration Heart, Lung, Kidney and Other Organ Problems You Think Something is Wrong, but You Can't Get Any Answers Blood Clots Bleeding Conversion to an Open Operation Stomach Ulcer Formation Stomal Stenosis Constipation RECOVERY AND BEYOND GLOSSARY RESOURCES Books Web Resources Audio Programs NOTES INDEX

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