,

Preoperative Very Low-Calorie Diet and Operative Outcome After Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: A Randomized Multicenter Study [Original Article]

Conclusions  Although weight reduction with a 14-day VLCD regimen before laparoscopic gastric bypass performed in high-volume centers seems to reduce the perceived difficulty of the procedure, only minor effects on operating time, intraoperative complications, and short-term weight loss could be expected. However, the finding of reduced postoperative complication rates suggests that such a regimen should be recommended before bariatric surgery. (Source: Archives of Surgery)