The nutrition portion of the bariatric program is designed to help you get ready for the surgery by providing education on the dietary requirements and key lifestyle habits that lead to long-term success. In the first visit, be prepared to openly share your current eating and drinking routines, food restrictions and preferences, and the personal challenges you face when trying to eat healthier and lose weight. Future visits will focus on reviewing a few specific areas of lifestyle change at a time in each of six modules, and reviewing your progress towards implementing these changes and problem-solving together around any barriers as needed. We will use food tracking and monthly weight checks as tools for accountability and feedback. Remember, the dietitian is on your side to help and support you! Ask for what you need! The ultimate goal by the end of your nutrition pre-surgery program is that you will be “walking the walk” of a bariatric surgery patient, making your post-surgery recovery and journey as successful as possible.
All patients will start a pre-operative diet two to three weeks before surgery.
Post-Operative Nutrition Guidelines
Vitamin and Mineral Supplements