on 5/7/15 12:03 pm
VSG on 06/16/15

My surgery is scheduled for June 16 2015 and I have been working on losing some of the weight before the surgery and it is not going well whereas Im not gaining I havent been losing either I have changed my eating habits cut out the carbs more protein and more water and exercise I am scared that if I do not lose the surgery will be cancelled although I wasnt told by the surgeon or office that I must lose first several people I work with that has used the same surgeon have told me if I don't prove I can lose he wont do it.

Mary B.
on 5/7/15 5:13 am, edited 5/7/15 5:13 am - AZ
VSG on 04/23/15

The only way to  know for sure what is expected is to ask your surgeon.  Good luck whatever the answer!

Age 63, HW 289, SW 273

on 5/7/15 12:27 pm
VSG on 06/16/15

Thanks I am emailing my nut to find out what is expected

on 5/7/15 1:35 pm - ME

Sounds like you're making the effort, which is what they want to see generally.  Maybe you could log your food and beverages for a few days to show the NUT.  If there are other things you could be doing, s/he can give you some advice.  Best of luck!   Mary

HW (recorded) 323  Start of Journey 298.9  SW 263.6  CW 177.8  GW 180 
on 5/7/15 1:43 pm
VSG on 06/16/15

Thank you I emailed her and asked for her input hopefully hear back from her soon! 


David F.
on 5/7/15 4:41 pm - Henderson, NV

My surgeon wanted me to lose weight before as well, like 10 lbs. I asked what happens if I don't and he was like I just want you to make an effort. I highly doubt they would deny you surgery that day unless you gained. 


Surgery: Feb 9, 2015   HW: 517SW: 467



on 5/8/15 12:15 am
VSG on 06/16/15

Nut emailed me back she said not to worry about it that not gaining weight is what i need to worry about. So I will continue to work on it but not stress out over it

on 5/7/15 9:18 pm, edited 5/7/15 9:18 pm
VSG on 07/09/13

Check with your surgeon regarding weight loss before surgery.  None was required by my doctor.



Learn from your family history and rewrite yours!

on 5/8/15 12:19 pm
VSG on 06/16/15

Thanks everyone I emailed my NUT yesterday she emailed me back this is the response....

"Hello-I'm glad you emailed-that is an important step:)   Don't worry so much if you don't lose-the hope is that you don't gain more than anything.  It sounds like you've made some positive changes-I will share this with Dr. Gluck.  Don't worry-see you the 28th:)Erica"

I am relieved but am still going to work on losing before my preop appt on May 28

Cliff P.
on 5/10/15 7:28 pm
VSG on 03/12/15

First off...relax. follow your medical groups instructions and you will be fine. The liver srinking diet will male you lose. Just follow what the say and all will be fine.

  DW/287 SW/245 GW/185 hit at 89 day post op.. still doing the happy dance