I know that sometimes in order to get the benefits of bariatric surgery you need to follow the pre op before and after diet. I downloaded a gastric bypass diet pdf, and it all make senses. The PDF also said that the higher the BMI, the more risk there is for surgery, and so we’re all encouraged to lose as much weight as possible prior to surgery.
I have a BMI of 45, I know this is high… Do the benefits of bariatric surgery outweigh the risks of gastric bypass at this BMI? Will the pre gastric bypass diet get me to a safe enough weight where I can get this surgery without major risk?
I keep reading it’s best to lose as much weight as possible before surgery, so I’m nervous about being this heavy and the potential surgical risks involved.