What are the preop diet and balloon exercises, and do I need to do them?
Each diet is designed by a team of nutritionists and Dr. Hidalgo, and it is important to follow the preop diet so that you reduce your chances of having complications during the surgery. A sample preop diet may consist of: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner should be low-calorie protein shakes or Non-fat yogurt. You may go to a health store and look for a low-calorie high protein shake. The rest of the day or if you are still hungry at mealtime you can have clear liquids, vegetables, and protein. You should drink about 8 glasses of water or more a day. And Jell-O the low-calorie kind is a clear liquid. Other clear liquids are beef and chicken broth, apple and grape juice, nonfat milk, and cranberry juice.