Things to know before weight loss surgery – Long Term WLS / VSG
ARRIVE FASTING TO THE HOSPITAL
In order to prepare for your weight loss surgery, Dr. Maytorena instructs patients to stop eating the night before surgery, just small sips of water to avoid mouth dry. Do not eat any food or drink any liquids (except water) for 8-12 hours prior to the procedure.
STOP MEDICATIONS SPECIFIED BY DR. MAYTORENA
Please follow the guidelines specified in your surgery approval e-mail. If you are taking daily medications you should inform all the specifications (Name, dosage, period, etc.) to your Dr. Maytorena. Some medications can make you bleed more during surgery, interfere with anesthesia, or I.V. medication.
CHANGE YOUR EATING HABITS
Going through bariatric surgery is a serious decision and is better to know now that your body needs to prepare before and after the surgery, you need to get in contact with your doctor or a nutritionist back home to guide you and start eating healthier. In almost every case, a few weeks after surgery, Dr. Maytorena will indicate following a low carb high protein diet, in order to shrink your liver and lower the risk of the surgery.
Once your surgery date is coming up, prepare your luggage with few days of anticipation, you will only need personal hygiene items, one or two changes of comfortable cloth (Depending on the number of days you’re staying at the Oasis of Hope Hospital) and lip balm (Many patients experience dry mouth after surgery
CLEAR ALL YOUR DOUBTS
Don’t be afraid to give us a call or ask us anything, talk in detail with us or and once you are here you will be able to ask Dr. Maytorena questions regarding your procedure. You can also learn what to expect before, during and after weight loss surgery, this will help you reduce the anxiety and fear associated with the procedure.
SAY GOODBYE TO CIGARETTES
You definitely need to stop smoking before and after surgery, nicotine always increases the risk of the infection, wound complications, pulmonary and cardiac difficulties, also delay the recovery and healing process after surgery.
PREPARE YOUR FRIDGE!
You’ll need to change your grocery list and stock your fridge with food that you actually eat. You will need a lot of protein-rich liquid meals, clear soups, broths, skim milk, sugar-free popsicles. Stick to your pre and post-operatory diet, it will be easier to maintain and keep losing weight in a healthier way.
Keep in mind that during your weight loss journey you’ll be recovering from weight loss surgery, so your body is going to be changing a lot and you’ll need to prepare for these changes. Look for basic outfits or garments that will fit you at various stages as you lose weight. Do not spend your money on expensive clothes; since you’ll be losing so many pounds, you may not be fitting some sizes for very long. Try to acquire comfortable and loose clothing, slip-on shoes and tennis shoes can really help too!
YOU’LL NEED SUPPORT
Prepare and educate your friends and family about weight loss surgery to help you out during your healing process, you’ll need them during this mind and body journey. Try to join a support group, either in person or you can also join our Facebook group by clicking here.
JUST BE PREPARED
Remember that you’re going to be recovering from surgery, so it’s very important to prepare everything you’ll need after surgery… Make sure your laundry is done, you have the right food on your fridge, your house is clean so you can make sure that you’re going to rest and hopefully recover faster to join again your everyday life…
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