My husband is going to be sleeved 7/6 by St. Laurent in Houston, TX. I would like to help him follow the pre-surgery diet.
He is 47 years old and weighs 370 lbs. He has high blood pressure, sleep apena, back problems and osteoarthritis in his knees. It's clear that with all these health issues that the VSG is his best option.
We are self paying, so we do not have to go through the pyschological test and 6 months of documented weight loss that insurance companies require. But I am concerned that my husband is not prepared for the pre-surgery diet.
In addition my husband chews tabocco and will have to deal with quitting it pre-surgery. Please help me provide him with pre-surgery strategies to keep on his liquid diet and to stop chewing tobacco.
Thanks in advance for you help.