Bariatric Surgery Pre-Operative Instructions

  1. Low-calorie diet: In the weeks/days before your surgery, try to eat no more than 1200 calories per day unless advised otherwise by your surgeon.

    • Losing weight prior to weight loss surgery will help you to prepare physically and mentally for the dietary changes.

  2. Discuss your prescription medications (type and size of pills) with you Primary Care Physician and pharmacist.

    • Some of your medications may need to be changed prior to or after surgery.

  3. No alcohol one day prior to surgery

  4. Follow a Clear Liquid diet 1 day before surgery (“clear” means you can see through it –you can “see through cranberry juice” but not orange juice).

  5. Be sure to have all testing (Chest X-Ray, EKG, lab work) completed before surgery.

  6. Do not wear make-up, lipstick, nail polish, or perfume on the day of surgery.

  7. Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before surgery.

    • You may take heart medication or blood pressure medicines the morning of surgery with a small sip of water
    • Do not take diabetes or thyroid medications
    • If you use CPAP or BiPAP, bring the machine the day of surgery
    • If you are on blood thinners –ask your surgeon when to stop them before surgery
  8. Review what types of Vitamins you will need after surgery.

  9. Purchase a Protein Supplement for use after surgery.

  10. Please call the office if you have any questions.
PATIENT TESTIMONIAL
I can not even BEGIN to thank Hope Bariatrics for truly changing my life. I could not be doing ANY of what I am doing had it not been for my gastric bypass. I must admit, that for the first couple of months I actually wished I hadn't gone through with it. It was definitely a struggle but now I am SO thankful for everything! My energy level is higher than it has been in 20 years! My pain levels have significantly decreased. My self esteem is positive for the first time in years!!! I never feel like I'm going to a doctor's office when I come in for an appointment, but instead feel like I'm going for coffee with my extended family! You all have been wonderful to me. I don't even have words to describe the incredible support you have all shown me throughout this past 6 months. Thank you from the bottom of my much healthier heart!!!! God Bless! (office note: Kristyn lost 88 lbs in 8 months!)
 

- Kristyn



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