That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer to your question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an good answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can help you..
I am required by the doctor to do a one week pre-op.
(starting Oct 26th). However, I started my own liver shrinking Medifast diet today. You can read about it in my journal...
I start my.
Nov. 4 as required by my doctor. My ins did require a 6mo program that was monitored by my PCP...
Vickie I think I will give that a try with mine this coming week. I am getting no where with mine, perhaps I could use more structure. Worth a try..
Thanks for all of your input. I was concerned that this was an insurance thing, but I can see after everyone's post it is not...
I did not have a pre-op diet... I had Open RNY so the typical.
Needs (shrinking liver to get tools in, etc) are not the same..
I would have done it no questions asked if required... a nicked liver doesn't sound appealing ;) but since I was gutted down the middle like a carp it wasn't needed..
I did do some last suppers... funny thing is almost all foods (except for the real crap) I can have post-op albeit slightly modified to be wls friendly so I guess I was saying goodbye to giant portions and to those I say goodbye & good riddance...
My surgeon is requiring two weeks of.
800. Other surgeons in his practice require weightloss, but not the.
I am not required to lose any weight prior to the.
But I am down 12 since mid September trying to wean myself off of bad habits so I don't go "cold turkey"....anyone remember that movie? :o)..