Your Bariatric Journey: Pre-Bariatric Surgery Diet
Some important thoughts.
It’s not uncommon to want to enjoy some of your favorite foods and restaurants before undergoing bariatric surgery. However, it is very important to develop a new and healthy relationship with food including practicing portion control and sticking to a mostly good-for-you plan. It is important to remember that bariatric surgery requires you to make changes before and after surgery. While we will provide your pre-bariatric surgery guidelines to you, it is important to adopt a healthy, low-calorie plan before your surgery.
Let’s talk pre-op, the benefits include:
Liver Shrinking. Reducing the amount of body fat in the abdominal region (including the liver). If your liver is too large, the surgery may have to be rescheduled. Alternatively, an enlarged liver may to having opened-surgery instead of having a laparoscopic procedure. If your stomach and liver are near each other, an enlarged liver can make it more difficult for surgery to be performed
Increase Protein Intake.
A pre-bariatric diet helps to increase protein intake. By consuming a plan that is high in protein, you can help to preserve and protect your muscle tissues following surgery.
Patients on a pre-surgical plan are likely to have improved surgical outcomes and a reduced recovery time. By reducing the amount of fatty triglycerides around the spleen and liver, you are at lower risk for developing post-surgical complications.
Increase Favorable Results.
Eating healthy prior to surgery can help you to prepare for a healthier lifestyle after your procedure. A low-calorie, high-protein diet that is also lower in fat and carbohydrates can help increase favorable results after surgery.
Much success in your journey.
International Patient Facilitators – Cancun and Tijuana, Mexico
On behalf of Dr. Sergio Verboonen
1 800 210 5124