When preparing for weight loss surgery, there are a few things to keep in mind. For example, on the morning of your procedure, do not eat or drink anything -- not even juice, coffee, water, or gum!
Also, make sure you have a responsible adult to drive you home after your procedure. Due to the impacts of anesthesia, you also need a responsible adult at home through the evening.
Stop These Medications
Due to the risk of increased bleeding, stop the following medications for at least 10 days prior to your surgery (Tylenol is okay):
Discuss any other medications with your surgeon.
Drink 1-2 shakes a day. They can be used as a meal replacement only during this diet phase. We offer Bariatric Advantage supplements (vitamins, protein shakes, etc.) and Nectar protein powder for sale in our office.
A good protein shake should contain at least 15 grams of protein, less than 20 grams of carbohydrates, and less than 5 grams of fat for an 8 ounce serving.
- Bariatric Advantage
- Muscle Milk
- Carb Solution Shakes
- Regular Slim Fast
For our patients with diabetes we recommend consuming 15 grams of carbohydrates every 2 hours or so. Check your blood sugar levels more often and adjust your pills or insulin accordingly. Be sure to contact us if necessary to help manage your diabetes during this period. If your blood sugar is above 150, spread out the sugar-sweetened liquids over a 3 hour period.