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What to Do Before Bariatric Surgery

How to Prepare for Your Weight Loss Procedure

In this video from Franciscan Saint Francis Health bariatric nurse Paula Wildridge and bariatric surgeon Dr. Jonathan Mandelbaum discuss some of the important things to do to prior to bariatric surgery.  The first step is to get lab blood work done to see if there are any other health conditions that need to be addressed before your procedure.  If your blood work is fine then the following are some of the additional recommendations from the video: 1. Do not smoke for three months before your surgery; 2. If you're taking any aspirin, ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti…

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  • New Year! posted by hattie2013
    It's a new year and I've hit the regular food stage finally. I gave myself a day or two to ease into 2013 but finally got my first workout in today. Hoping to keep in up through the weekend and then get into a regular schedule next week. This is my year to follow through with my resolutions!

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