The two main pre-op requirements are
All patients are required to have pre-op tests performed to ensure patients are good candidates for general anesthesia
The patient makes preparations for all post-op necessities, including a special diet that will need to be followed.
Any specific, individual pre-op requirements will be discussed directly with Dr.Gagner.
All blood tests are to be done within one month of the surgery. Prescriptions will be provided for all the tests we require of you.
SMA – 20 (Biochemical profile)
PT, PTT (INR, coagulation tests)
Gastroscopy + H. Pylori Test
Colonoscopy if patient is older than 50 years old
Cardiac evaluation at the request of Dr. Gagner
Pre-op Shopping List
Vitamins / Minerals / Supplements
Multivitamin and Calcium/Vit D once a day; Iron and Vitamin B12 once a week.
Tums for calcium (any strength; 1 in am, 1 in pm)
Protein Supplement Shakes (15-25g of protein, less than 6g of sugar)
Applesauce (no added sugar)
Baby food (high protein)
Broth (instant / canned)
Chicken / Ground lean beef (must be put in blender)
Cottage cheese (low fat)
Low fat, light (low sugar) yogurt
Fish (e.g. salmon, flounder, cod)
Low-fat Italian dressing
Low-fat ricotta cheese
Milk / Skim milk
No added sugar puddings
Instant Jello or premade Jello
Sugar free ice pops
Crystal Light drink mix
Totally Light 4C Tea2Go