Bariatric surgery is often an effective way to reclaim one’s physical health and emotional well-being, but it does require a significant commitment to change. As you prepare for your procedure, your surgeon may ask you to make certain lifestyle changes. You may need to lose a little weight to minimize the risks associated with the procedure and you’ll be asked to quit smoking, if applicable.
You can hear more about the pre-operative process when you watch this interview with a physician. He explains how to choose the right bariatric surgeon for you and why it’s necessary to begin changing your lifestyle before having the procedure.
Disclaimer: This is only for general information. All patients should consult their doctors prior to following any of the recommendations in any articles and videos. Every patient has individual needs and limitations that only their treating physicians can be aware of.