Preparing for bariatric surgery is preparing for a long term commitment to weight management.
Your team will help you learn and establish healthy eating patterns and a fitness routine that works for you and your lifestyle.
Your physical health will be thoroughly evaluated for a safe surgery with durable results.
You will have these appointments prior to your bariatric surgery:
Following surgery, you will be on a progression diet, gently introducing increasingly more textured foods over the first three-to-four weeks.
Your diet will be nutritionally dense, smaller in size and contain plenty of fluids supplemented with vitamins and minerals.
Your portion sizes will depend on your surgical procedure.
Regular fitness is necessary to maintain your weight loss over the long term following your surgery.
Medications often change and are reduced if not eliminated postoperatively and as you lose weight.
Pills will need to be crushed at first, and you'll want to work with your primary care doctor or specialists for dose adjustments.
This is a big change for many people and you may find yourself with new emotional feelings that can range from feelings of fear to elation.
If you're ready to get started on your weight loss journey, email or call our Weight Loss Patient Coordinator today at 425.544.2000.
You can also learn more at our free weight loss seminars. Get dates and register online.