The Pre-op Nutritional Consult

Have no fear. This is your easiest consult. We only ask questions and educate! It is recommended to see your dietitian as early in the process as possible so you can learn some good techniques to practice before surgery.

The idea is to start being healthy before surgery.

The following are common questions you will be asked during your interview. Think about these questions before you have your appointment to increase communication between you and your dietitian.Diet

  • Height, weight, age, sex, body frame
  • Past medical history
  • Prescribed medications as well as anything over the counter or herbal
  • Compliance with medications
  • Special dietary needs (Kosher, vegetarian…)
  • Intolerances or allergies to foods
  • Daily meal patterns and food preferences
  • Fluid intake
  • Preparation of meals (homemade, dining out, fast food…)
  • Eating habits (daily meals consumed, daily snacks…)
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Weight loss history (age onset, diets, medications…)
  • Family history (obesity, diabetes…)
  • Personal experience with an eating disorder
  • Activity/ Exercise
  • Occupational physical limitations
  • Support system
  • Desired goal weight

Once you and your dietitian have discussed the above topics, she will go through the education portion of your consult. You will learn the guidelines that are required for you to follow after surgery.