Considering Weight Loss Surgery

A Patient’s Guide to Surgery, Second Edition

by Glenn M. Ihde MD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/11/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781426905056
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781426905070

About the Book

For patients considering weight loss surgery, there is an enormous amount of information to know. In a very few short years, the number of options for surgery have increased. Patients undergoing surgery need to know their surgical options, how they compare in outcomes and risks, and how to prepare before and after surgery. In addition, the dietary changes necessary after weight loss surgery require a significant amount of education. Patients need a resource to turn to when looking for appropriate foods to eat and when evaluating the foods that they want to eat. Education is the key to succeeding with weight loss surgery. Covering all this information is impossible in a single visit to your physician, or even after several visits. Considering Weight Loss Surgery is a resource for both the patient and for the physician. It serves to organize the information that needs to pass from surgeon to patient, and acts as a longstanding reference to patients well after they have had surgery. By standardizing the educational process and providing a reference for patients, better outcomes and better understanding can be obtained.

About the Author

Dr. Ihde is a board certified general surgeon practicing in the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex. He specializes in advanced laparoscopic procedures, but initially published his first book on weight loss surgery after leading his hospital to performing open gastric bypass procedures in 2001. His initial book was written to provide patients with a reference to the information they needed to succeed with weight loss surgery. After transitioning to laparoscopic gastric bypass, and then offering laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy to his patients, similar materials were developed for these procedures and used to create this book.