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Preparing for Surgery

Prior to surgery, your medical history will be reviewed to gain proper clearance for general anesthesia. Other tests or visits to specialists may be recommended or required. You may also be required to lose some additional weight before surgery to reduce the size of the liver, which can interfere with surgery and possibly increase your risk of complications.

The preparation stage is not only designed to evaluate and optimize your medical health but your mental health as well. Mental preparation includes understanding the process, knowing what to expect afterwards and being ready to do the hard work that lies ahead after your surgery is complete and you begin a lifetime of weight loss and management.

Prior to surgery your doctor will go over last minute details, such as what you shouldn’t eat or drink before surgery, any medications you are taking, and other necessary preparations.

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