Before arriving at the hospital
Weight-loss surgery / Preoperative diet
For weight loss, you should follow a preoperative diet 2 weeks before your surgery.
This diet facilitates the surgeon’s access to the stomach and enables more precise work, since the preoperative diet is intended to reduce the size of the liver. You are not obligated to follow 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 which also helps you recover fast after the surgery. 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.
This diet is important because it serves to relieve the gastrointestinal area. It also helps reduce fatty liver. This allows the body to better adapt to the circumstances after the operation. The preoperative diet also provides insight into the phases after the operation.
Recommended diet before a bariatric operation
Your preoperative bariatric diet includes a high protein content and low carbohydrates in connection with plenty of fluids.
The week before your surgery, the bariatric diet will consist of foods such as: soup, jelly, pudding, sugar-free juices and easily digestiblefoods. Sweets and soft drinks are not allowed. Drink 1 L of water daily. Vegetables as main dish, and a piece of fruit as a snack are allowed.
We ask patients who consume large amounts of caffeine-containing beverages to stop taking them 2 weeks before surgery.
Arrival and Surgery
Your trip will be fully organized by medicalfly.
Depending on your flight, our driver will pick you up from the airport and 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 from the hospital 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.