Considerations before Obesity Surgery

Patients should follow a diet if they can and they should lose some weight in preoperative period. This procedure not only reduces risks related to surgery but also facilitates surgical procedure by reducing size of liver. For surgical preparation, routine preoperative tests are performed. Pulmonary functions are evaluated. Moreover, stomach is preoperatively assessed with endoscopic method to identify or rule out pathologies. Apart from the related workups, cardiology, endocrinology, pulmonary medicine, psychiatry and anesthesiology consultations are requested to approve the surgical procedure. Patient should be fasting starting from one night before the surgery. Patient is informed about what to do for clot formation and blood thinner is started.