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Do Not Gain Weight!

This will make the surgery more difficult and potentially more dangerous.
 

Lose Weight!

This will often times make it easier for us to perform the surgery and thus safer for you. Losing as little as 5-7 kgs can decrease the size of your liver. A smaller liver makes it easier for us to see your stomach and the parts of the anatomy that we will operate on. All patients with a BMI of 40 or over need to do a pre op diet a week before surgery. This is a high protein, low fat diet 7 days before surgery. It consists of low fat yogurt, protein drinks, protein bars, lean meats, fish and grilled chicken ONLY.

 
Start Getting Active Now!

Begin exercising as much as possible. This will improve your circulation, help prevent blood clots from forming on your legs and improve overall health.
 

Stop Smoking!

Stopping smoking a few weeks before surgery gives your lungs a chance to better provide oxygen to your blood, which can help decrease the risk of infection, pneumonia and specially improve wound healing.
 
Stock Up!

Remember to have a food processor or blender for preparing puree foods and a pill crusher or mortar and pestle for crushing medication. Medication doesn’t necessarily have to be crushed; they can be broken into smaller pieces.
 
Check Medications!

Stop any aspirin or related anti-inflammatory medicines
(Ibuprofen, Advil, etc) 1 week prior to surgery. Tylenol or acetaminophen products are fine to take when needed. Please do not take Garlic, Ginkgo, Biloba and Ginseng as many of these may cause bleeding problems. Please stop ephedra and Vitamin E. Do not take your diabetes medication the day of surgery.
 
Stop Caffeine!

Wean yourself off of caffeine in the weeks before surgery to avoid painful post-surgery headaches. Caffeine is a diuretic and may contribute to some dehydration during and after surgery which is not desirable.
 
Stay Clear of Colds!

The likelihood of developing a serious pneumonia that may complicate recovery after surgery is much higher if you have an upper tract infection in the weeks prior to surgery. If you have a cold of any kind please contact us so that we may discuss options.
 
Treat Skin Infections!

If you have an infected cyst or are having problems with infected ulcers or other open wounds, your surgery must be delayed until these issues are resolved. This will minimize the chance of getting surgical wound infections and complications arising form such problems.
 
 
 
 
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