Anyone In Northern Cali? in General Weight Loss Surgery Discussions Posted December 9, 2019 · Edited December 9, 2019 by StrongButterfly I have my consultation with the surgeon this Thursday. I was told I need to have the yellow paperwork filled out prior to the appointment. I'm seeing Dr. Im. He was at the orientation a few weeks ago. He seems cool, and I'm hearing good things about him. I've been sticking to the pre-op diet, well, new way of eating. It took me over a week to get used to not drinking and eating at the same time. I like to have my glass of Water next to my plate when I'm eating. But I have noticed that I stay fuller longer (eating Protein first) when I don't drink with my meals.