Why Is Pre-Bariatric Surgery Care Necessary?
Preparing for bariatric surgery is a compulsory step for people who wish to undergo the surgery. This step prepares you both mentally and physically for the surgery. This preparation also acts as a guide for post-bariatric surgery care, which helps you transition to a healthier way of living.
Obesity in American affects nearly 93 million adults. Living with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and similar obesity-related medical conditions negatively impacts all aspects of your life. For some, weight gain and hair loss come together, which requires a hair loss treatment, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections or microneedling.
Vitality NP Family Health in Lower Manhattan has several medical weight loss programs tailored to help you get healthy. Svetlana Pyatigorskaya is a certified nurse practitioner who acts your primary care giver during your pre-bariatric and post-bariatric surgery periods. She prepares you for the surgery and keeps you healthy afterward.
When Do I Need Bariatric Surgery?
If you want to effectively lose the extra pounds, bariatric surgery is safe, effective course of action when dieting, exercise and other lifestyle changes haven’t worked. The surgery is especially recommended for people who weigh 80 to 100 pounds more than their ideal weight or have a Body Mass Index of 40 and higher.
While the main reason for a weight gain is a sedentary lifestyle, it also can arise from a hormonal imbalance or even a genetic cause. Other reasons your New York City weight-loss specialist may recommend the surgery include:
- You’ve tried multiple diets, but have seen little to no improvement.
- Your weight is negatively impacting your health.
- Your stress levels are extreme.
- Your mental health is becoming affected.
- Changes in your behavior, such as avoiding friends and family
What Is a Pre-Bariatric Surgery Diet?
Reducing weight can often turn into a lifelong challenge through conventional means. While your dietician might formulate plans for weight loss for men or for women, the commitment to stick to the diet depends entirely on you. Instead, rely of Svetlana to oversee your pre-bariatric surgery diet and lifestyle changes, so when the date of the surgery does arrive, you’ll be better prepared and more likely to be successful.
The special pre-bariatric surgery weight loss diet helps you slim down your liver, as well as your girth. When you’re healthier going into the surgery, not only will the surgical procedure be safer, it’ll be more successful as well. Your diet probably includes restrictions such as:
- You need to spread out your food and drink intake evenly throughout the day.
- Don’t eat the entire allocated calories during one meal.
- Drink at least two quarts of water or similar beverage every day.
- Watch your calories. Remember that water is free of calories, but all other beverages add to your count.
- Don’t consume any alcohol.
- Eat at least three portions of carbohydrates and two portions of protein.
Why Does Bariatric Pre-Op Require a Mental Assessment?
Bariatric surgery isn’t like another fad diet. It’s a one-off procedure that starts with your commitment to the bariatric pre-op diet. If you get used to that, you’ll more easily adapt to the post-bariatric surgery diet. Svetlana also uses the time before your surgery to ensure your goals are realistic and you know what to expect. After the surgery, it’s too late to have second thoughts.
When you’re physically, mentally and emotionally ready for your bariatric surgery, you’re more likely to successfully lose weight for the long haul. While you can get intravenous (IV) therapy and bariatric vitamins during your post-operative period to help you stay healthy while you lose the weight, it’s equally important to start changing your lifestyle as soon as you know you want the surgery. Your mental adjustment helps keep the weight permanently off.
So before you even schedule your gastric bypass or bariatric surgery, make an appointment with Svetlana Pyatigorskaya to begin your transition. The pre-bariatric surgery weight loss period can make a significant difference.