As the surgery date approaches, it is important for patients to prepare.
- 4-6 weeks before surgery, the patient attends Pre-Op Education Class with Dr. Yadegar and Liz Roark, R.N. Each patient is encouraged to bring their support person to this 2-3 hour class. In these videos, Liz answers the most frequently asked questions about getting ready for surgery.
- Patients can also watch Dr. Yadegar’s Pre-Op class by clicking here.
- A key component of Weight Loss Surgery, is Lifestyle management. Patients are STRONGLY encouraged to watch the video “Are You Ready to Commit to Weight Loss Surgery?”
- 2-3 weeks before surgery, the patient meets with Dr. Yadegar for their Pre-Op Visit. At this appointment, all final results are reviewed, and the patient is cleared for surgery. Dr. Yadegar provides instructions on medications, day-before preparations, and hospital arrival time.
- During the month before surgery, it is recommended that patients purchase their vitamins, protein supplements and required food needed for post-op recovery:
Bariatric Fusion Vitamins
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- Liz Roark, R.N., is the Bariatric Surgery Program Coordinator at Palmdale Regional Medical Center. She provides education to patients before and after surgery. While still in the hospital, before discharge, Liz escorts each patient to her office to review guidelines for the first few weeks after surgery, and to answer any questions the patient has. At any time after surgery, if a patient needs individual counseling or help to get ‘Back on Track’, the patient can contact Liz to arrange a visit, at (661) 382-5051, or send Liz an e-mail.
- Patients are encouraged to ask a supportive friend or family member to stay with them at least the first night in the hospital. Palmdale Regional Medical Center provides a recliner-bed for visitors.
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