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How to prepare for bariatric Surgery

prepare for bariatric Surgery with Dr. John Bagnato

How can you make changes right now that will positively affect your weight loss surgery? Here are a few tips to prepare for bariatric surgery both physically and emotionally by making small changes to your diet, activity, and relationships.

Pre-Surgical Testing to Prepare for Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Bagnato and your insurance company will want to establish a baseline for your health and this may require several medical tests. Here is a list of tests that may be required.

Eating Before Bariatric Surgery

Although Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery will help you control your eating, taking steps to adjust your diet before surgery will achieve three things. First it will demonstrate your commitment to lifestyle change, second it will help reduce the size of your liver which has been shown to improve the outcome of bariatric surgery, and finally it will make post-surgical diet changes easier for you.

Sugar Buster Diet Guidelines

Learn the basics of the Sugar Buster diet. Using these tips will help you achieve the health goals that Dr. Bagnato will set for you so that your weight loss surgery is as successful as it can be.

Exercising Before Bariatric Surgery

Changing your activity level before surgery will help you avoid complications in the immediate post bariatric surgery period. Introducing gentle exercise before surgery will also assist you in the transition to a healthier lifestyle after the procedure.

Breathing Exercises to Prepare for Bariatric Surgery

Learn some simple breathing techniques that will help you avoid lung complications after your bariatric surgery. Learning proper breathing is fast and easy and all it takes is a little practice. Good breathing technique will also help you calm your nerves and reduce stress. More»

  • Understanding the Glycemic Index
    Carbohydrates are one of the six essential nutrients. Despite common talk about avoiding carbohydrates for weight loss, our bodies require them to thrive. Carbohydrates contain sugar. When you eat carbohydrates, your body breaks down that sugar and absorbs it into the cells with the help of a hormone called insulin, where it is then converted to fuel and used for energy.
  • Reasons to Consider Weight Loss Surgery
    Getting weight loss surgery is a choice that can have a major influence on your health and quality of life for years to come. The conversation surrounding weight loss surgery may come up at the advice of a doctor, after seeing a friend who was successful in their weight loss efforts or maybe after a series of frustrating weight loss attempts.
  • Managing Special Occasions after Weight Loss Surgery
    Every time you turn the corner there is another fast food restaurant or bakery loaded with its own temptations, and you do what you can to stand strong and stick to your post-bariatric diet plan.
  • Healthy Shopping Strategies for a Healthy Household
    When one person in a household gets weight loss surgery, it is actually common for other members of that household to lose weight too. This is called a “halo effect.”
  • Making Healthy Food Substitutions after Weight Loss Surgery
    Approximately six weeks following weight loss surgery you’ll start making the gradual transition back to a whole-foods diet. This is an exciting period for many people. After weeks of gaining sustenance through liquids and soft foods, being able to enjoy a regular meal is something to look forward to.