Once you and your doctor have agreed upon surgery as a necessary component of your integrated weight loss journey, our experienced specialists will help you prepare for your specific type of procedure with detailed instructions for before and after. Generally, it is helpful to expect the following requirements:
Generally about two weeks before the date of your procedure, you will be asked to adopt a low calorie diet. Adhering to this goal will benefit you in many ways. Dieting responsibly will shrink your liver, therefore making the operation easier to complete.
Further, patients who shed even a small amount of their excess weight before surgery typically experience fewer post-operative complications. Eating carefully before surgery will also help you develop healthy habits ahead of time, which will play a major role in the long-term success of your bariatric surgery.
In the weeks approaching your procedure, your doctor may request some additional tests, scans or exams to better understand your physical state and identify any potential problems with completing your surgery. While this oftentimes does not occur, please try to proactively complete the tests if your bariatric surgeon deems it necessary. This will help ensure that your surgery does not have to be delayed.