• The BIG Book on the Gastric Sleeve

  • Everything You Need to Know to Lose Weight and Live Well with the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • By: Alex Brecher, Natalie Stein
  • Narrated by: Pam Dougherty
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-05-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BariatricPal
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

Regular price: $24.95

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Publisher's Summary

The vertical sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric sleeve, can be your weight loss solution after years of struggling with obesity. Thousands of patients have successfully lost weight and kept it off after vertical sleeve gastrectomy.

Making the right decisions can help you make the most out of this life-changing experience. The Big Book on the Gastric Sleeve: Everything You Need to Lose Weight and Live Well with the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy! provides the information and tips you need to make the most out of this chance to overcome obesity forever.

How does the gastric sleeve work? Is the vertical sleeve gastrectomy your best option? Who will your surgeon be? What will your diet be like? How can you reduce complications and side effects?

This indispensible book answers these questions and more with straightforward and complete explanations. The authors, a successful weight loss surgery patient and a nutritionist specializing in weight loss speak to those considering weight loss surgery, current gastric sleeve patients and their supporters. Learn about:

  • Expected weight loss after vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG)
  • Choosing a surgeon and paying for surgery
  • Safely preparing for and recovering from surgery
  • Avoiding mistakes that can slow weight loss and harm your health
  • The VSG diet for weight loss: what, when and how much to eat
  • Health benefits and risks of the sleeve
  • Embracing life as a sleeve patient

This complete guide covers the entire VSG journey - don't miss out on critical information that can get you the weight loss that you want and deserve!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2013 Alex Brecher (P)2014 Alex Brecher

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The book seems good but the narrator references a pdf document which can be found in the library, yet the doc is not there

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A Must read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Highly recommend this book for anyone thinking about bariatric surgery. It covers before, during and after. It explains all the different procedures. Makes you think about whether or not you should even have a procedure..... Just get it.

What did you like best about this story?

Very plain spoken...easy to understand

Have you listened to any of Pam Dougherty’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not sure. Very clear. Great delivery

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No way.....way too much information

Any additional comments?

Nope

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Everything you need to know

From your first thoughts of weight loss surgery, step by step through preparing for the surgery, to everything you may expect. It also covers recuperation, each stage of eating, and support & exercise. The know it all guide for anyone with questions about the vertical sleeve gastrectomy.

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Great Information on the Gastric Sleeve

Would you listen to The BIG Book on the Gastric Sleeve again? Why?

Absolutely! This book is packed in with great information on the Gastric Sleeve. For me, it has given me advanced knowledge of the physical and the emotional side of having this procedure done as well as explaining everything that I will encounter as I go through the process.

What did you like best about this story?

I really like the four or five personal stories from actual patients. I am glad that they included the good and the bad in this book.

What about Pam Dougherty’s performance did you like?

Very soothing speaker. I listened to this mainly while driving and I could understand her very well.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Everything you EVER wanted to know and MORE on the Sleeve!

Any additional comments?

The only time I got bogged down in the book was in a small part when it got really technical on the topics of measuring food and the exercises. It was still informative but there isn't really anyway to get around the technical part. Appreciated the audible version because I might have skipped it if I had read it in the physical book.

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Will never know. It doesn't work on my Kindle Fire

Will never know. It doesn't work on my Kindle Fire. Not sure why they let you sign up when it's impossible to access.

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  • Kate
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Very helpful

This is a great resource for anyone interested in knowing more about the vertical sleeve gastrectomy. it answered most of my pre- surgery questions.