What To Expect Before Bariatric Surgery
Whether you are planning to have gastric banding, a gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, or other weight loss surgery, it's important to understand what you should do before bariatric surgery to ensure you experience the best possible outcomes from your operation.
During the weeks and days prior to your bariatric procedure you may be required to follow a specialized diet and undergo blood and urine testing. You might also want to take steps to make your recovery easier, such as arranging for extra help at home, preparing meals ahead of time, and scheduling your follow-up appointments.
The Surgical Staff at Northern Westchester Hospital, has put together useful general information to help your preparations before bariatric surgery, available on our website. Our information explains what you can do to prepare before bariatric surgery, what to expect during your stay and how you can prepare for your return home.
Each patient receives treatment tailored to meet their individual needs, so your instructions may vary depending on your specific weight loss surgery. Please contact your bariatric surgeon to review in detail or answer any questions.