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1.0 out of 5 starsBad book...a big advertisement!!
Reviewed in the United States on December 10, 2016
Just repeated info from elsewhere. They spend a lot of pages advertising for a website that sells expensive stuff that is unnecessary. I am irritated I spent so much money for this book!!! I bought many on this topic and this book was a waste of time compared to others.
Sometimes it is good to have a book to read or reread. This one offers good basic information. Some of it is outdated but information changes as knowledge advances. So you to keep the good info and disregard the outdated maxims. It has excellent drawings. It can be hard for friends and loved ones to understand exactly what happens during a gastric by-pass surgery.
5.0 out of 5 starsBest book on Gastric Bypasss surgery!
Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2015
You name it your question is answered in this book about Gastric Bypass surgery. A little dated ()no longer is the gall bladder routinely taken out at the time of surgery) but a full explanation not only of the procedure but the nutritional needs after surgery which I find so very useful! A BIG book indeed. If you are considering, going for or have had gastric bypass surgery this comprehensive book is for you! Never talking down to you but not too simplistic either, it explains everything you ought to know. A real companion book during before and after gastric bypass surgery. Highly recommend!
5.0 out of 5 starsVery informative and easy to read
Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2013
I have been considering this surgery for awhile now and it was not easy to find unbiased information. This book is very easy to read and gives you a lot of information. It lays out the pros and cons, gives you diets to follow for the rest of your life and, if you have questions, it is easy to find answers. I have had this surgery now and I still refer to it quite a bit when I have a question. Probably the best book I have seen on this subject. I have it on my kindle. I probably would buy it as an actual book if I had to do it over because I like to highlight and mark pages for reference. Just not as easy on a kindle but still doable.
Although there is a lot of information in this book not all of it is correct. I noticed several times that it contradicts itself. On one page it says that open gastric bypass surgery is safer than laproscopic surgery. On the next page it says the exact opposite! On several occasions the author refers to gastric bypass as "the sleeve". Anyone who has had or is looking to have weight loss surgery knows that the sleeve and RNY are two very different things. Also the sample meal plans are pretty far fetched. A cup of food during the pureed stage? There is no way a person could (OR SHOULD) eat an entire cup of food in three or four weeks after surgery! I think the book could be good if it was more successfully edited and it's pretty obvious that the author's purpose in writing the book was to throw in as many plugs for his blog as humanly possible. Be sure to go to bariaticpal.com, is mentioned about a zillion times throughout the book. Wish I could send it back. Waste of money!
5.0 out of 5 starsvery useful every wls should read
Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2015
Whether you are researching having surgery, going thru the pre op process or post op you need this book! It guides you step by step before during and life after surgery, it's an easy read and 1.5 yr post op I still refer back to this book to keep my mind fresh and focused. I got it on Kindle. Alex has also started an online support community called Bariatric Pal which is also available for iPhone and Android, highly recommend checking that out also.