These patient stories are from real patients who have had weight loss surgery. Actual results after surgery will vary with each individual. The opinions expressed by patients should not be taken as medical advice. All surgery presents risk. Weight, age, and medical history determine your specific risks. Consult your doctor to see if weight loss surgery may be right for you.

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Transcript: Getting ready for surgery 

The pre-op, the getting ready after you do your initial doctors visit. You get your cardiac clearance, blood work and then you’re waiting on a date for your surgery. Then they send you a notification of when that is and then they give you a book, that they called “the bible”, that you go through. And it tells you every step you need to take as far as your diet, your pre-op diet. Everything you need to know is in that book. So the only thing you need to do is start getting prepared by getting your vitamins, your pre-op drinks, liquids and everything…so that you’ll have it all ready before and after surgery.