Those who are about to undergo gastric sleeve surgery must first be prepared psychologically, as well as pay attention to the fact that this operation will change the routine and routine of previous life, and will push its owner to abandon old habits of eating and adopt a new and healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Ahmed Salah Taya, a fellow of the European Society of Therapeutic Nutrition and the Treatment of Obesity and Thinness, said: “If the patient is not psychologically prepared for the gastric sleeve operation, he may become depressed or have psychological trauma, because there will be a major change in the body. You must start exercising and make it a part of life before the operation. , And you must start to change the pattern of eating, and you should avoid foods saturated with fats and sugars because after the operation, you will not find a place for them in your small stomach.
Taya added: “You must start to stop smoking before the operation, and blood-thinning medications should not be taken, and the doctor must be informed of all the medications that are used to them and of any medical history.”
A fellow of the European Society of Therapeutic Nutrition and the Treatment of Obesity and Thinness explained that it is necessary to avoid heavy foods and large quantities the day before the operation, and focus on water and drinks, and completely stop eating after midnight before the operation, because the patient must undergo the operation with an empty stomach.