Finally, the time has arrived for you to have your surgery. You have made many changes and sacrifices in preparation for this big day. The staff at Elias Ortiz and Company (E.O.C.) recognize this, and we strive to make this experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Vitamins and supplements are a very important part of your post-surgery routine. With a smaller tummy, it can be difficult to get all the necessary vitamins and minerals from foods alone. We want to help you maintain proper nutrition and good health and energy after surgery. Our bariatric doctors recommend taking the following vitamins, minerals, and supplements after your surgery. These are only recommendations, so make sure to consult with your doctor at home as well. After your post-surgery labs are completed, you may need to adjust accordingly.
In order to help maintain muscle, lose fat, and promote proper healing, it is very important to include enough protein in your diet. Your body makes thirteen amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. However, there are nine “essential” amino acids that your body cannot produce, which you must obtain from food sources. It is important to eat “complete” foods, which are foods that contain enough “essential” amino acids. Be sure to eat plenty of lean protein foods, which are lower in calories and will help you maintain your weight loss.
This information is for use only after you have had surgery. We are sending it now so you can have your kitchen stocked with the essentials when you get home. This information is not to be used for your pre-op diet meals. Protein (Meat, Poultry, Fish & Eggs) Buy lean meats, fresh or frozen. Eggs, egg whites, or Egg Beaters. Chicken (ground). Turkey (ground). Fish, white fish, salmon, halibut, pollack. Tuna, crab, scallops. Beef (ground). Pork (ground)