How much weight did you lose pre surgery?

HaleyyGirl
on 10/6/20 5:13 pm

I am reading that a lot of doctors will have you lose weight even before having surgery? why?

I have a tough time losing weight as it is, so if i could lose weight, why am I entertaining the idea surgery?

I guess I am just confused? HELP!

hollykim
on 10/6/20 7:13 pm - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On October 7, 2020 at 12:13 AM Pacific Time, HaleyyGirl wrote:

I am reading that a lot of doctors will have you lose weight even before having surgery? why?

I have a tough time losing weight as it is, so if i could lose weight, why am I entertaining the idea surgery?

I guess I am just confused? HELP!

some surgeons do want you to lose some weight o make the surgery safer.

you will be put on a liquid died for about 10-24 days before your surgery date. Depending on how heavy you are to start with, you might lose from 5-50 pounds prepping. The more you weigh, typically the more you lost pre op. I lost 11 pounds pre op.

most of us can lose weight; we just can't keep it off long term. That is where surgery makes a difference.

 


          

 

HaleyyGirl
on 10/7/20 10:51 am

oh, ok. Yeah, I have gone up and down, but this is the heaviest I have ever been. I don't want it to be 10 years from now and I end up weighing a heck of a lot more. I'll have to look into what the doctor recommends when I get to that point, I guess

TJFox
on 10/6/20 7:16 pm, edited 10/6/20 12:17 pm

hollykim answered perfectly. I lost 18 pounds before my surgery.

HaleyyGirl
on 10/7/20 10:53 am

What kind of diet were you on?

catwoman7
on 10/6/20 9:45 pm
RNY on 06/03/15

my insurance company required a six-month supervised diet. Between that and the two-week liquid diet the surgeon required (to shrink my liver to make the surgery safer), I lost 57 lbs. Yes - I could have lost 57 lbs on my own - I'd done it before several times, but I could never keep it off for more than a few months, which is why I finally came to the conclusion that surgery was my best option.

I think some insurance companies require a supervised diet (either three or six months - usually the latter) just to see if you're able to stick to a program.

HaleyyGirl
on 10/7/20 11:05 am

I have no idea what they cover. still looking into everything.

Partlypollyanna
on 10/7/20 3:38 am
RNY on 02/14/18

10lbs. .

No liquid only requirement here other than day before and day of surgery.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9

Jen

HaleyyGirl
on 10/7/20 10:56 am

If you didn't have a requirement, you lost 10 pounds in 2 days?! what did you consume?

Partlypollyanna
on 10/7/20 2:00 pm, edited 10/7/20 7:01 am
RNY on 02/14/18

Hahha no, that would have been exciting though.

My program did not have a liquid diet requirement (except for the general no eating the day of and night before surgery that seems standard with an full anesthesia).

My surgeon?s requirement was that I lose 10lbs preop and I lost 10lbs.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9

Jen

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