So you’re having the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) soon?
Are you preparing as you should to be ready for the big day?
Preparation for bariatric surgery is multi-faceted. You have to prepare mentally as well as physically in order to get the results that you need.
The problem is that most people tend to focus on the POST-op part of bariatric surgery. But it starts with PRE-op preparation to lay the foundation for success post-op.
This primarily comes in the form of the pre bariatric surgery diet. It’s specific and short and it makes all the difference in the world.
Why a Gastric Sleeve Pre-Op Diet is Important
There are two primary reasons why you are instructed to follow your pre-op diet before you have gastric sleeve surgery:
It helps you lose weight before your surgery
It reduces the size of your liver
Both of these reasons are critical to the success of your surgery to help you avoid unnecessary compilations that could seriously impact your health in a negative way.
The pre bariatric surgery diet (for all procedure types) is classified as a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD). As it sounds, the diet is low in calories, but it’s also high in protein. Higher protein intake is associated with lower BMI.
Weight loss surgery can help those who are obese to lose weight by altering their digestive system. In 2011, gastric band surgery was one of the most popular forms of weight loss surgery at around 35-percent of surgeries. However, as of 2019, now less than one-percent of weight-loss surgeries were gastric bands. This drop-in gastric […]
Obesity is associated with the leading causes of death worldwide, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. Weight-loss surgery can be a great option for those struggling with morbid obesity and experience obesity-related complications. Weight-loss surgery, including both gastric sleeve and lap band operations, achieves weight loss in patients by altering the […]
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