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Weight-Loss Options

Preoperative Guide

Your meal plan

  • You should have NOTHING to eat or drink after 10:00 pm the night before your surgery. This includes the night before gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy), gastric band procedures, gastric bypass surgery and all offered surgeries.
  • Do not regard your last meal before surgery as a chance to overindulge.
  • Stop taking all NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen, and/or blood thinners one week prior to surgery. Notify your doctor before taking any aspirin or products that contain aspirin.
  • If you fail to follow the diet guidelines above, there could be complications during surgery. If you have questions, please call the office at 702-313-THIN (8446)

Preoperative Diet (1-2 Weeks Before Weight-Loss Surgery):

During the weeks leading up to your surgery and days before your surgery, you should focus on eating a balanced healthy diet to help prepare your body for surgery. You should not gain any weight prior to surgery – weight control is important. Losing weight pre-op rapidly or rapid weight gain can be dangerous. Remember that you will be able to eat the foods you enjoy after surgery, in moderation.

You should eat three regular meals throughout your day. Have a healthy snack if you become hungry between meals.

Your healthy eating habits matter. When you eat a meal, it is important to pay attention to portion sizes because it is very easy to put too much on your plate. Prepare your plate with one-half vegetables and one-fourth carbohydrates (whole grain as often as possible). The last fourth of your plate should be lean protein. Add a fruit to your meal and it is complete.

If you fail to follow the diet guidelines above, there could be health problems and complications during bariatric surgery. If you have questions, please call the office at 702-313-8446.