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Your surgeon will provide you with instructions for preparing for surgery that are specific to your needs. This information provides general guidelines for potential bariatric surgery patients.
Kaiser Permanente patients must complete the bariatric surgery program and a nutrition-focused weight-loss management program before having bariatric surgery.
If you are a Kaiser Permanente patient who is interested in bariatric surgery, attend an informational meeting at Holy Cross Hospital or Tyson's Corner Medical Center to learn how to enroll in the Kaiser Permanente bariatric program in partnership with Holy Cross Hospital. You will need a referral from your Kaiser Permanente primary care physician to enroll in the program.
6 Months Before Surgery
Attend Bariatric Informational Meetings to receive preoperative education and get as much information as possible to help you decide if the surgery is right for you. Contact your primary care physician and ask to be referred to Kaiser's Bariatric program.
6 Months Bariatric Program
2 Months Before Surgery
When you have finished the six-month program at Kaiser and they are satisfied with your progress, you will be referred to a Kaiser bariatric surgeon. You will meet with your Kaiser bariatric surgeon, who will then refer to additional specialists as needed.
3 Weeks Before Surgery
2 Weeks Before Surgery
1 Week Before Surgery
24 Hours Before Surgery
DO NOT take Glucophage 36 hours before surgery.
Day Before Surgery
Night Before Surgery
Have nothing to eat or drink after midnight on the day of your surgery, except a sip of water to take any medications you were instructed by the Anesthesia Department to take on the day of surgery.
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