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AT YOUR HOTEL

Settling In And Getting Ready For Surgery Day

The Pre-Op Diet
Your surgeon may prescribe High Protein Meal Replacement Shakes prior to surgery. The amount of time you will be on the shakes will depend on your surgeons assessment at the time of your consultation.

The purpose of taking these high protein meal replacement shakes is to reduce the fat content and size of the liver. Reducing the size of the liver makes the surgery more efficient and safer, with significantly reduced risks of complications.

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Where To Get Shakes
Canadian Protein makes excellent Protein Shakes right here in Canada. Their products come in a variety of tasty flavours and are conveniently delivered across the country. This is the shake used by most of our patients. For your convenience: click here to order on line

Where To Get Shakes
Canadian Protein makes excellent Protein Shakes right here in Canada. Their products come in a variety of tasty flavours and are conveniently delivered across the country. This is the shake used by most of our patients. For your convenience: click here to order on line

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If You Have Diabetes
it is important that you notify the physician who monitors your diabetes that you will be on a high protein meal replacement program.

The shakes have reduced carbohydrate content, therefore special precautions must be taken. Your doctor may advise you to adjust your diabetes medications. Many patients find they can reduce their medications by half. Continue checking your blood sugar at least four times per day and adjust your medications according to the instructions from your doctor.

Smoking
It is important that you stop all products containing nicotine at least 4 weeks prior to your procedure. Following your procedure, we recommend you make these changes permanent.

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Vitamins
If your surgeon has prescribed vitamin supplements, please place your order so they will arrive in time for the start of your pre-op diet.

Vitamin supplements are mandatory when having Gastric Bypass or Mini Gastric Bypass procedures.

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Current Medications
Remember to discuss any medications you are currently on with your family doctor or pharmacist as the absorption of certain medications may be altered after your procedure.