One of the verifiable, genuine, and cutting edge ways to achieve sustainable weight loss is through bariatric surgery. However, it is crucial to approach this surgery holistically, and prepare the patient for a pre-operative weight loss regimen. The surgeon should be able to plan a dedicated and scientifically designed weight loss effort prior to the surgery, and the patient should be prepared to follow it diligently.
Dr. Wiljon Beltre at the Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery is an experienced bariatric surgeon providing state of the art surgical procedures to cut down weight and restore a healthy figure. Patients in Orlando, Tampa, Altamonte Springs, Central Florida, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive weight loss treatments from Dr. Beltre.
Weight Loss Program before Surgery
Once the patient has committed to undergoing bariatric surgery for weight loss, their efforts in this direction must begin quickly. As a first step, the patient should switch to a low-fat, high-protein and well-balanced diet. Nutritional guidance customized to the specific weight loss needs of the patient will be provided by Dr. Beltre and his team of experts. The first goal would be reduce the amount of fat cells in the liver and intestinal areas.
If the liver is excessively fatty, it will have the risk of bleeding when it is moved away from the stomach at the time of weight loss surgery. If the fatty tissue is present around the intestines in excess, it can increase the risk of leaks, injury and other complications. Therefore, a carefully planned pre-surgery weight loss program will make the final procedure safer and less invasive, and involve faster recovery.
The weight loss diet should incorporate the following guidelines:
- Increase the intake of proteins through protein supplements or protein powder
- Focus on foods such as whole grains, lean meats or fish, eggs, oatmeal, fruits and vegetables, and yogurt
- Cut down the intake of fats, sugar and refined carbohydrates in the diet
- Avoid alcohol and refrain from smoking
- Stop the use of over the counter herbal supplements
Improvements in Lifestyle
The patient should start making certain basic lifestyle changes:
- Avoid binge eating
- Do not drink water with meals
- Stop the intake of caffeine and carbonated beverages
- Minimize sedentary lifestyle
- Begin an exercise or sports regimen under professional guidance
- Join a monthly weight loss support group
Bartiatic surgeon Dr. Beltre receives patients from Orlando, Tampa, Altamonte Springs, Central Florida, and nearby areas.
Two Weeks before surgery, the patient should start on a high protein diet, which includes a low-sweet, low-carb protein shake for breakfast and lunch, followed by lean meat and veggies for dinner.
A week before the surgery, the patient should stop taking prescription and over the counter medications, unless permitted by the surgeon. Time released or extended released drugs should be converted to non-time released in consultation with the physician.
Two days prior to the surgery, the patient should be on a clear liquid diet. Any solid food should be avoided during these two days. On the morning of the surgery, the patient should carry a photo ID for verification at the hospital.
To find out more about the procedures & treatments performed by Orlando Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Wiljon Beltre, at The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Call 407-830-6868 or Click Here to Schedule a Consultation.
Please note: If the weight is regained, conditions could return.