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.
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Our names are Tracey and Amy. As of July 28th 2009, we have both lost over one hundred pounds (6 months after surgery)! Getting the Gastric Bypass Surgery was an enormous decision for both of us. We have both battled with our weight our whole lives. We have tried every diet and workout program out there, with no continuous success. We were tired of our weight taking over our lives. It was time for a permanent change! We both had the Gastric Bypass Surgery on January 14, 2009! Dr. Wilcox preformed our surgery. The first month after surgery was very challenging. We both had each other and an amazing family to lend us help and support. After we worked through the ups and downs during the first month, it was uphill from there. We have never looked back! We both went from a size 20/22 to a size 12/14! The surgery has changed our lives, both physically and emotionally! We have so much more energy now! We also have more self-confidence! We would love to thank everyone who has helped us overcome our battle with our weight. The staff members at Hope Bariatrics are amazing and have shown us endless support and patience! Thank you for everything!
 

- Tracey and Amy



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