Preparing for Bariatric Surgery

Rely on Adventist HealthCare to help you prepare for bariatric surgery and know what to expect.

Your Bariatric Care Team

Your safety and satisfaction are our focus. Before, during and after the procedure, you'll find guidance and support from our certified:

  • Dietitians (nutrition experts)
  • Nurses
  • Program coordinators
  • Surgeons

Preoperative Care

Before surgery, meet with your care team to make sure it will be safe for you. You may have:

  • A physical examination
  • Certain tests to check your health
  • Treatments for health conditions

How to Prepare for Weight-Loss Surgery

Your preparation for surgery depends on the type of procedure. In the months and weeks before surgery, your care team will recommend you:

Follow your care team's instructions to increase the effectiveness of the procedure and lessen risks.

Nutrition Counseling Before Surgery

Your care team will encourage you to start making diet changes before the surgery and to use a food journal to track what you eat. Doing so helps you adjust more easily to your new lifestyle and reach your goals.

After Surgery

After your procedure, you can depend on your care team for follow-up care and ongoing support during your weight loss journey.

Take the First Step

Register to attend a free, online webinar to learn more about bariatric surgery options and what to expect as a patient.

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