Pre-Operative Diet

When you have a date for surgery, you will be advised to have a very low calorie liquid meal replacement diet for 14 days prior to surgery. OptifastTM is the recommended meal replacement and is available from your local Chemist. The diet helps you to lose weight, particularly from the liver, and therefore optimises the safety of the procedure. You will receive more detailed information about this when you see your dietitian.

Gastric Banding Procedure – Health Benefits

It is important that you maintain regular contact with the team following the insertion of your gastric band. This will help you to achieve all of the health benefits of the gastric banding procedure.