Before & After the Surgery

From your first office consultation, to the hospital, and beyond, find out everything you need to know about your surgical journey to better health.

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) uses state-of-the-art digital technology plus high definition, secure, teleconferencing to monitor patients remotely and ensure the life style and diet changes required after bariatric/surgery are ingrained and followed for life.

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Before Surgery

Consultation Appointment and Preparation for Surgery

Prior to seeing the surgeon, you will have an accurate weight and height measurement (to verify your current BMI).

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Steps to Take Before the Surgery

Laparoscopic Weight loss surgery is complex surgery. The best preparation is to understand the risks and potential benefits and to closely follow our instructions.

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What Happens in the Hospital?

The morning of your operation? You should not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your operation.

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After Surgery

After the Surgery

If you are within 2-3 hour commute from Montreal, present yourself immediately to the Montreal General Hospital emergency room of the McGill University Health Centre.

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Diet and Nutrition

Remember that your new stomach pouch is very small and will not be completely healed. Please follow this plan otherwise your pouch can burst.

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What to do if a Problem Develops

Click on one of the following post-surgery problems to find out how you should deal with it.

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Dr. Christou and his staff have been excellent at providing information and assistance both before and after the surgery. The outstanding support made it easier to understand the process and its impact on my life and provided ease of mind prior to the surgery.