Obesity and obesity-related conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure damage your health and shorten your lifespan. Bariatric surgery is often the best solution for long-term weight loss. Starting your journey toward a healthier size from obesity is a big decision, and it’s essential to understand what weight loss surgery can accomplish for you. 

The process of massive weight loss through gastric bypass or another procedure begins with a referral to or initial consultation at Obesity Control Center (OCC). Our bariatric surgeons, nutritionists and coordinators have helped over 25,000 patients achieve a better quality of life. 

Obesity can happen due to multiple factors such as poor dietary habits, underlying medical conditions or diseases and hormonal imbalance. Our nutritionists will work with you before and after bariatric surgery to make sure you stay motivated to meet and maintain your weight loss goals. 

Bariatric Surgery Consultation: Your First Step 

During your consultation, you will meet with one of our bariatric surgeons to discuss your health, medical history and weight loss goals. You will go through pre-op testing, including a chemistry panel, urinalysis and complete blood count to establish your health status. Your OCC nutritionist will have you complete a health survey, and our bariatric surgeons will determine your goal weight based on your consultation, test results and medical history. 

The OCC team will create a customized nutrition plan to follow before and after your procedure. Your nutritionist will help you build habits that will set you up for success after bariatric surgery. The personalized program will provide complete details for your diet and outline supplements you will need to purchase to improve your health and post-surgery outcome. You will be given sample daily menus, lessons on meal portions, links to recipes and useful blogs about the process of bariatric surgery. This nutritional outline includes a two-week pre-op diet and information about routine check-ins. 

Preparing for Bariatric Surgery: The Pre-Op Diet 

Your nutritionist at Obesity Control Center will create a pre-operative diet plan to control and improve inflammation and other concerns in your digestive system, maximize nutrient absorption and ensure good bacteria in your gut before bariatric surgery. This may include “de-carbing,” which replaces sugar-based carbohydrates with more nutritious options and detoxing toxic foods. By replenishing your body with vital nutrients, minerals and vitamins before your procedure, we not only establish good eating habits but ensure a safe and successful outcome with a healthier gastrointestinal tract. 

Start Your Bariatric Surgery Journey at Our Surgical Center Today

Obesity Control Center is a world leader in the field of weight loss surgery, and our surgeons use innovative techniques and advanced technology to help you achieve your health goals and join the #OCCFamily for life. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and begin your journey to massive weight loss from obesity.

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