Tips for Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery
The decision to get weight loss surgery may take a significant amount of time, because this surgery does mark the beginning of some big, permanent lifestyle changes. Weight loss surgery has been shown to facilitate complete recovery from conditions that lead to heart disease as well as diabetes, but this does not come without some serious work from the patient.
After weight loss surgery, your diet will look much different. Your meals will be small but nutrient-dense, and you will have to start out on a primarily liquid diet as you recover. Doing some pre-operative research will let your prepare your pantry adequately so that temptation is not lingering in the form of junk food and sugary beverages. If you are a smoker, you will need to quit before surgery to minimize surgical risks and kick-start your healthy new lifestyle. Attending a weight loss surgery support group is another helpful measure that will give you a good idea of what you can expect once your stitches heal.
If you are considering surgical weight loss to help you manage your weight for good, West Hills Hospital will allow you to receive the best possible care with minimally invasive surgical techniques that reduce recovery time. Start exploring your candidacy for weight loss surgery with us by calling (818) 676-4000 or visiting our website today.