Like most surgical procedures, patients have to adequately prepare beforehand to reduce the risk of issues and ensure a successful procedure. The same is true for a gastric bypass procedure.
We offer bariatric surgery in Mexico, and here are a few things to keep in mind to help you prepare for a gastric bypass surgery:
- Track and Monitor Your Food and DrinkBefore surgery, your doctor will most likely prescribe you a low-calorie liquid diet. The diet will decrease the size and stiffness of your liver, helping your surgeon avoid injury to your abdominal organs during the actual surgery.
- Stop SmokingDoctors often advise patients to quit smoking at least three months prior to a surgical procedure. Smoking can increase the risk of issues after a procedure, like slow wound healing and weakened immunity.
- Consult Your Doctor About MedicationBefore a surgical procedure, patients should always consult their doctors about any medication they are currently taking. They may advise them to halt certain medications. In the case of bariatric services, doctors may advise patients to stop taking any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
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