Some OPTIFAST® clinics and bariatric surgery centers offer special programs that help patients lose weight in advance of their weight loss surgery.
“Why should I lose weight beforehand,” ask some patients, “when I’ll lose so much weight afterward?” The fact is, the heavier the patient, the greater the risks you and your surgeon face. Clinical data show that using OPTIFAST® before surgery can help patients lose enough weight to significantly reduce health risks associated with various procedures. Moreover, the lifestyle changes patients learn as part of the OPTIFAST® program help prepare them for life after surgery.
If you are considering weight loss surgery or are scheduled for a procedure, talk to your physician about the benefits of pre-surgical use of OPTIFAST®. It could make a meaningful difference in your health before surgery, during surgery, and long afterward.