Bariatric Surgery Preparation
In preparation for surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center bariatric specialists will meet with you to discuss preoperative and postoperative details.
Prior to surgery, you will meet with a pyschologist for a evaluation and testing to prepare you for the diet and exercise requirements essential to successful weight-loss management.
Two weeks before surgery, you will be required to adhere to a pre-operation fast that consists of drinking high-protein shakes and one sensible meal every day.
Day Before Surgery Diet
The day before surgery, you will be on a full liquid diet that consists of high-protein shakes and zero-calorie beverages.
In addition to complying with the pre-operative diet, all patients are encouraged to exercise.
It is essential to carefully follow diet and exercise guidelines before surgery and prepare for a regimented diet after surgery.
Partners in Success
Patients are encouraged to speak with others who have undergone weight-loss surgery to better understand the benefits and long-term lifestyle changes that must be made. Patients are also encouraged to attend a monthly support group preoperatively and postoperatively.