When the stress of surgery can’t be avoided, you’ll want to be at your best, or as your surgeon might say, “medically optimized.”
So if you’re getting ready for surgery, especially gastrointestinal, orthopedic or bariatric, and in particular have concerns about your weight, pre-surgical weight loss can help by:
- Reducing anesthetic risks
- Promoting healing
- Reducing liver fat
- And shortening time needed for rehabilitation.
The program includes:
- Cardio-pulmonary exercise testing when appropriate
- A comprehensive medical and nutritional evaluation
- Optimal protein meal replacement supplementation
- Scheduled visits with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
- Medical supervision to help you achieve a weight loss of at least 5-10%.
Is pre-surgical weight loss important?
If you have weight concerns, have a need for surgery and want to reduce surgical risks while shortening recovery time, yes. You’re probably thinking a loss of only 5-10% of current body weight won’t make a difference but research studies have shown that it can significantly improve:
- Diabetes and pre-diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Abnormal blood lipids, especially lowering triglycerides and increasing HDL
- Sleep Apnea
- And more…