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Pre Bariatric Surgery Diet
Diet and Lifestyle Pre-op

Pre-Bariatric Surgery Diet Guidelines

You will have to follow a liquid diet for a few days prior to bariatric surgery (3 to 10 days depending on your BMI, with higher BMI requiring higher number of days on a liquid diet). This will help you shed some weight as well as reduce the size of your liver, which will make …

Pre-op

Blood Thinners Before Bariatric Surgery

Disclaimer: Weight loss results may vary. We do not guarantee any specific results. Apart from taking your medical history into consideration you will be given a comprehensive checklist of what to do before your bariatric surgery  one of them being discontinuing blood thinners before bariatric surgery. It is recommended that you stop taking aspirin and other …

Diet and Lifestyle Pre-op

Coping with Hunger between Meals in Pre-op Bariatric Diet

Question: What to do if you are really hungry between meals on the pre-op bariatric surgery diet? Our US-Registered Dietitian Answers: This 3-step guide will help you through feeling hungry between meals when on a pre-bariatric surgery guide. Step 1 Most of the time when we feel hungry, we’re actually thirsty. Try drinking water, a sugar-free …

Diet and Lifestyle Pre-op

Is it OK to Drink Coffee Before Bariatric Surgery?

Yes, you can have regular coffee or tea before surgery. Limit coffee to 8-16 oz per day and avoid coffee drinks that contain a lot of sugar, such as flavored coffee drinks, frappuccino’s, etc. It is also helpful to gradually decrease your caffeine intake before surgery to help decrease the symptoms of caffeine withdrawal that …

General Bariatric Surgery Guidelines
Pre-op

General Bariatric Surgery Guidelines

Say not to carbonated beverages and alcohol for at least six weeks Refrain from lifting weights or doing high impact exercises for six weeks after surgery. Do not get in to a hot tub or go swimming for at least four weeks after surgery. For cleaning your wound, use soap and water, and keep it …

Pre-op

Which Medications should I Discontinue Before My Bariatric Surgery?

You will have to discontinue self-medications of any kind, such as blood thinners, aspirin, and multivitamins one week prior to your surgery. It is recommended you ask your doctor about any queries related to both prescribed and non-prescribed medications. Bariatric Surgery is not a short-cut to weight loss. It requires committing to eating and living …

BMI Chart
Pre-op

Do I Qualify for Bariatric Surgery?

You qualify for bariatric surgery, if: Your body mass index (BMI) is equal to or above 40 (overweight by 100 pounds in case of men and 80 pounds in case of women ) You have a BMI ranging between 35 and 40, in addition to a co-morbidity of obesity, such as Type 2 diabetes, cardiac …

US-registered Bariatric Dietitian

US-registered Bariatric Dietitian
Katelyn Mock is a US-registered Bariatric Dietitian certified by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. With more than 8 years of experience in formulating and reviewing diet programs across various hospital settings, Katelyn has also served as the Lead Bariatric Dietitian for the Ohio State University Medical Center.

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