My surgeon usually requires a mandatory lifestyle course where patients learn about diet and exercise. However, he's said he's going to exempt me because my BMI is so high and I am considered a "high risk" patient. Is this the right move? Obviously I want my surgery as soon as possible but I don't want to fail either, since I know my poor diet is part of the reason I need help in the first place. Thanks!
Do I Need to Do a Mandatory Diet Program Before Gastric Bypass?
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Pre-op weight loss for gastric bypass
Some surgeons require pre-operative weight loss prior to performing surgery. I do not believe that this makes a difference. There has never been any studies that have shown better results after gastric bypass in patients that have lost weight preoperatively.
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