Once you have insurance approval or have secured finances the pre-operative diet, educational class, surgery date and two-week, follow-up visit will be scheduled.
Pre-Operative Diet – It has been found that even a modest weight loss prior to surgery will help shrink the liver up to 25%. This reduction can make a significant difference in the ease of the operation for Dr. Hansen. Modest weight loss will improve blood sugar control and blood pressure stabilization. We have a simplistic diet outline for you. There is not a mandatory amount of weight to lose but the more the better. We ask you to start your diet two weeks before your surgery date. This will be a calorie counting diet. The number of calories is based on your BMI. These are food items suggestions that will help you during your pre-op diet. There are other options but the following is our suggestion.
Pre-Operative Menu Suggestions
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