Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Review: Weighty Issues by Scott A. Cunneen M.D.

In Weighty Issues: Getting the Skinny on Weight Loss Surgery, noted surgeon Dr. Scott Cunneen gives you his undivided attention, taking the time to answer all your questions about a decision that can forever change your life! The tone is informal and engaging. The information comes from a doctor who has performed thousands of weight loss operations at a world-renowned medical center. You are sitting across the desk from him in his office. You're the only one in the room. Go ahead, ask him anything!

He'll talk to you about gastric bypass vs. lap band vs. "the sleeve." What you can expect with each surgery and what kind of commitment and lifestyle changes are expected of you. Improvement or even resolution of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease. Reclaiming your health. Your energy. Your mobility. Actually increasing your life expectancy.

Good thing he likes to talk. And listen.

Received for review.

Okay, I do not personally need weight loss surgery but I read this as an intellectual exercise to gain more information on the topic.  I found the Q&A format extremely helpful and quite readable.  It truly made it feel more like an accessible conversation with the doctor than a dry lecture.

The doctor's answers were thoughtful and caring, yet frank.  He also covered all topics from the kinds of surgery to the surgery itself and life after surgery, as well as who actually are the best candidates, etc.

If you're looking for a clear, concise, caring discussion of weight loss surgery issues this is the book for you.  I highly recommend it.

★★★★ = Really Liked It


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