"These volumes are an extremely useful addition to the field. Psychological and behavioral preparation is a critical part of the bariatric surgery process, yet it has been sorely underemphasized in the literature up to this point. These volumes give this important topic the attention it deserves."
- Scott Crow, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota
"This welcome pair of volumes will provide patients who are anticipating and going through surgery for severe obesity and their clinicians the informational background and behavioral tools most likely to foster optimal outcomes. The easy-to-understand lessons, models, and practical techniques offered by these experts will comfort and facilitate preparation for surgery and subsequently ease the post-operative course."
- Joel Yager, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico, School of Medicine
"This combination handbook and workbook is both timely and informative, and should be a valuable guide to those involved in the care of individuals seeking weight loss surgery. The authors" style is straightforward, clear and to the point " highly recommendable."
- Daniel le Grange, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Eating Disorders Program, The University of Chicago