Studies have shown losing weight prior to many orthopedic and intrabdominal surgeries can lead to a faster recovery and less post-operative complications. For example, when performing gallbladder surgery or fixing hiatal hernia’s the liver has to be lifted upward. OPTIFAST taken a few weeks prior to surgery has been shown to shrink the liver making the surgery safer. In addition, losing weight helps increase one’s mobility which facilitates a speedier recovery. Please book a consultation to see if OPTIFAST prior to your surgery is right for you.