WellStar West Georgia Medical Center Bariatric Services offers you a one to two hour comprehensive Nutrition Education class prior to surgery at no additional charge to the surgery fee. This instruction guides you through each stage of the diet progression, which includes the pre-surgical liquid diet, post-surgical liquid diet, pureed/blended foods, soft foods and a lifetime nutrition plan.
We review the correct liquids and foods and the appropriate quantities to provide you a complete understand of your diet. Guidelines for vitamins/minerals and supplements are also provided, as well as sample menus and recommended food lists.
The nutrition instruction is required prior to your surgery and will be scheduled through the surgeon’s office. Instructions will be provided during a mandatory pre-surgical workshop.
The dietitian is available to meet or talk with you about two weeks prior to your surgery to prepare you for the pre-surgery and post-surgery diets. The dietitian will meet with you again after your surgery to discuss how to progress your diet into the future. The dietitian provides life-long nutrition care through our free support groups as well.