As soon as you have decided to have the operation, you should start the following treatment for 7 days :
Clarithromycine 500 = 1tb x 3
Metronidazole 500 = 1tb x 3
Esomeprazole 40 = 1tb x 2
Amoxicilline 1g = 1tb x 3
When you see your surgeon to schedule the operation, he or she will give you a prescription for custom-made compression stockings.
You will need to buy compression stockings!
You should buy anticoagulants according to your BMI :
Lovenox 0,2 (the 1st injection is given subcutaneously the day before the operation)
Explanations will be given to you concerning the post operative protocol and according to your BMI (15 days protocol in general)
You must purchase and bring :
Omeprazole 40mg injectable ou inipomp 40 = N°6
Trémadol ou Tramal suppositories (3 boxes)
Doliprane 1g suppositories (3 boxes)
ALL OBESITY SURGERY REQUIRES PRE-OPERATIVE PREPARATION.
Most obese patients have an enlarged liver, due to the accumulation of glycogen and fat. This enlargement may cause difficulties in visualising the upper part of the stomach during surgery.
All patients are therefore put on a pre-operative diet aimed at reducing the size of the liver (dairy or high-protein diet).
7 days before the operation
MILK: Yoghurt or curd cheese 0% fat, without sugar
You can alternate yoghurt and low-fat cottage cheese below 8%..
FISH AND WHITE MEAT
DRINK: Plain water
Outside of meals: tea, coffee without sugar
EAT SLOWLY: At least 20 minutes per meal.
It is important to eat meals at fixed times and to chew well.