Pre-op Requirements

The two main pre-op requirements are

  1. All patients are required to have pre-op tests performed to ensure patients are good candidates for general anesthesia
  2. 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.

Tests requested

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.

  1. Blood test:
    1. CBC
    2. SMA – 20 (Biochemical profile)
    3. PT, PTT (INC, coagulation tests)
  2. ECG
  3. CxR
  4. Gastroscopy + H. Pylori Test
  5. Colonoscopy if patient is older than 50 years old
  6. Cardiac evaluation at the request of Dr. Gagner

Pre-op Shopping List

Vitamins / Minerals / Supplements

  • Pill crusher
  • Liquid or chewable Multi-vitamin (1 in am, 1 in pm)
  • Tums for calcium (any strength; 1 in am, 1 in pm)
  • Protein Supplement Shakes (15-25g of protein, less than 6g of sugar)


  • Food
  • Applesauce (no added sugar)
  • Baby food (high protein)
  • Banana (ripe)
  • Broth (instant / canned)
  • Chicken / Ground lean beef (must be put in blender)
  • Cottage cheese (low fat)
  • Low fat, light (low sugar) yogurt
  • Greek yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Fish (e.g. salmon, flounder, cod)
  • Tuna fish
  • Low-fat mayonnaise
  • Low-fat cheese
  • Low-fat Italian dressing
  • Low-fat ricotta cheese
  • Milk / Skim milk
  • Oatmeal


  • No added sugar puddings
  • Instant Jello or premade Jello
  • Sugar free ice pops


  • Crystal Light drink mix
  • Diet Snapple
  • Totally Light 4C Tea2Go
  • Coffee
  • Tea