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Will I be required to be on a Pre-Op diet before surgery?

Yes. The liquid meal replacement provides the necessary nutrition for your daily needs and also changes the metabolic process to encourage pre-surgery weight loss. Some specific reasons for compliance are:

  • Reduces liver size and intra-abdominal fat
  • Improves visual field for surgeon
  • Reduces co-morbidities
  • Increases patients understanding of post-op requirements
  • Reduces operating and recovery time

All patients are on a two week pre-operative high protein, low carbohydrate diet due to enlarged, fatty livers. This diet allows the liver to shrink which improves surgical access and increases patient safety.

Our program recommends Bariatric Advantage Meal Replacements and Protein Fusion bars for our pre-op surgery patients. Following surgery, all patients are required to continue the liquid diet until seen in the office. Bariatric Advantage provides a complete line of nutritional supplements that have been specifically formulated to meet the unique needs of the bariatric patient.


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