Before arrival in the hospital
Weight-loss surgergy / Preoperative diet
For weight loss, you should keep a preoperative diet 1 week before your surgery.
This diet helps the surgeon to do finer work, as a preoperative diet is used to produce cirrhosis of the liver.
You are not obligated to undergo this diet but a preoperative diet is recommended and is only intended for the period before surgery. It should not be continued after surgery.
Why should I keep this diet?
With this diet, fat content and carbohydrates are kept low in order to reduce the glycogen balance. Do not let yourself be seduced by a big or rich menu before surgery, as this would immediately reverse the effects of shrinking your liver.
Recommended diet before a weight-loss operation
Your preoperative bariatric diet includes a high protein content and low carbohydrates in connection with plenty of fluid.
The week before your surgery, the bariatric diet will consist of foods such as: soup, jelly, pudding, sugar-free juices and an easily digestible diet. Sweets and soft drinks are not allowed. Drink 1 l of water daily. Vegetables and a selected piece of fruit as a snack are allowed.
We ask patients who consume large amounts of caffeine-containing beverages to discontinue them 2 weeks before surgery.
On the day of the surgery: Neither eat nor drink / water only in exceptions.
After treatment a 3-day light diet.
Arrival and Surgery
Your travel will be fully organized by medicalfly.
Depending on your flight, our driver will pick you up from the airport and will take you to the hospital for the preliminary examinations – you will be welcomed there and accompanied by the medicalfly team.
The next morning the preliminary examinations continue and the surgery itself takes place in the afternoon.
Afterwards you will remain in the hospital for 3 nights due to follow-up checks.
The day before your return you will be picked up by our driver and taken to the hotel where you will stay one more night.
On your last day you will be picked up from the hotel and transfer to the airport, the time will be coordinated with the hospital.