Q: What will the pre- and postoperative diet consist of?

A: The preoperative diet consists of two main phases. The first phase is a healthy eating plan to help patients to start losing weight and in most cases reduce insulin levels. The second phase is a preoperative preparation diet to prepare the
stomach for surgery. The preoperative preparation diet consists of four phases and takes the following transition: It begins with clear liquids; followed by full liquids; puréed food; and lastly soft food, before going over to a normal healthy eating plan.