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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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From the Bariatric Surgery Journals

  • Living posted by 2merriewoode
    Hello, I have got to start learning to live. even though I'm working and I'm feeling a little bit better. still drained it's been 11 weeks since I had surgery and I've lost 40 pounds altogether still feel like I should've lost a lot more. I have to learn to be good enough.

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  • Bariatric surgery is a life changing event. Your body, your eating habits, your calorie and nutrition levels and more will be going through significant changes. Getting emotional support with your surgery and post-procedure living can make a big difference in properly adjusting to the "New You" and making your weight loss permanent.

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