How Do I Prepare for a Gastric Banding Procedure?

We want you to have the best possible experience before, during, and following your weight loss surgery. With this goal in mind, we provide our patients with the information they need to prepare for their operation and to feel as confident and comfortable as possible with each stage of the experience. If you are planning to undergo a gastric banding procedure, there are several steps you should follow to help ensure an incident-free treatment, including:

  • Comply with the pre-operative nutrition program
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Exercise regularly
  • Give up smoking or drinking, as needed
  • Complete any requested lab tests
  • Talk with other patients who have received the same surgery, to understand what the process is like
  • Ask our medical team any questions you may have

Your weight loss journey is unique, and your treatment plan will be customized to suit your needs and goals. We encourage you to ask questions often and discuss any concerns you may have as they arise, so we can provide exceptional care and give you the optimal chance for success. For more information about how to prepare for bariatric surgery, please contact our practice today.