Before Weight Loss Surgery | Cirugia de adelgazamiento

Before the procedure


The patient will be examined and a Clinical Record will be prepared, analyzing their family and personal background (weight evolution, start of obesity, diet habits, physical activity, conditions associated with obesity, allergies, psychological status).

The tests conducted in all cases will be: blood test, chest X-ray, upper GI series test (barium swallow), abdominal ultrasound test, respiratory test, study of metabolism and body composition, and psychological assessment.

Other tests will be conducted in certain cases. Once assessed by the Endocrinologist, the patient will be seen by the Surgeon and the Anesthesiologist, and a written consent form will be provided.

  • It is convenient to stop smoking one week before the procedure.
  • You must not take aspirin for two weeks before the procedure.
  • You cannot eat or drink anything during the 8 hours previous to the procedure.
  • It is convenient to bring wide clothes to the centre, which can be fastened in front. Take a shower with antiseptic soap on the evening before the procedure.
  • At admission, inform about the medication you are taking and your allegies, if any.
  • You will be admitted on the same day of the procedure.

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