A successful bariatric surgery requires careful preparation. Shopping for the proper food, packing for your hospital stay and changing your pre-operative diet are just a few of the items on your surgery preparation list.
Keep a pre-op preparation checklist to help you organize and prepare for your surgery.
Depending on what type of surgery you have, your hospital stay can range anywhere from 1 to 2 nights. You should talk to your doctor about how long he expects you to stay in the hospital and then pack a bag accordingly. Include one extra days worth of clothing just to be safe. Always include the following items in your packed bag.
Pick up these items before you have your surgery so you have the proper food to eat once you return home from the hospital.
Have the following medications and supplies in the house when you get home from your surgery.
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