Analysis Of The Man Who Couldn T Stop Eating By Atul Gawande

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According to surgeon and Master of Public Health Atul Gawande, the morbidly obese should consider Roux-en-Y gastric-bypass surgery (Gawande 187). In “The Man Who Couldn’t Stop Eating,” Gawande describes Vincent Caselli’s gastric-bypass operation as well as his complete recovery. He explains what a Roux-en-Y gastric-bypass is, and retells several personal accounts from his experience as a surgeon. Throughout the article, Gawande gives many facts about the surgery, stating that many problems can arise during the recovery phase. Overall, many people lose at least two-thirds of their weight in a year; however, in rare cases, people can regain their weight or even exceed their original weight (194, 196). Although one out of two hundred people may die from this surgery, doctors claim the benefits outweigh the risks (198). Gawande effectively explains through the use of statistics and personal experiences that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass has many health benefits, and that it takes a great amount of willpower to change one’s lifestyle after this life-altering operation.

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He specifically uses it to consider the aspects of the human appetite (Gawande 186). According to Sal S. Buffo in the article, “The Power of Storytelling in the College Classroom,” “stories allow our brain to use information in the most effective way” (Buffo). People are naturally drawn to stories. Most people attempt to make connections to either his or her own life or his or her way of thinking. Even Peter Guber thinks storytellers, in this case Atul Gawande, “infuse their stories with meaning because they really believe in the mission” (Guber). This means that storytellers care enough about their topic to make it meaningful to their audiences. In summary, people are attracted to stories, and stories full of meaning are important in getting one’s main points across to the

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