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Q. Why is OPTIFAST VLCD recommended in pre-bariatric surgery?

Pre-operative weight loss is desirable to optimise the safety of surgery in obese patients scheduled for bariatric surgery, by reducing the likelihood of conversion from laparoscopic to an open procedure. Pre-operative weight loss can also improve respiratory mechanics and biomedical factors associated with obesity, reduce the severity of co-morbidities and minimise operating and recovery times.