Pre and Post Surgery Support
Undergoing surgery with a nutrient deficit increases your risk. Surgical patients with malnutrition are 2 – 3 times more likely to have both minor and major surgical complications such as decreased wound strength, increased rates of infection, impeded or delayed wound healing, increased inflammation and increased bruising. The length of hospitalization can be extended by 90% compared with the length of stay of well-nourished patients. Major surgery itself increases the risk of malnutrition because of the stress and resulting increase in metabolism utilizing nutrients to rebuild. This is made much worse if the surgery is on your digestive tract because digestion and absorption are further diminished. Plastic surgery outcomes are also profoundly affected by pre- and post-operative nutritional status.
Our doctors offer both oral and IV nutrients to supply your cells with the biochemicals (nutrients, cofactors, vitamins and minerals) necessary for their peak functioning, so that your risk of complications is diminished and your healing is optimized.
Some of the benefits include:
- Reduced bruising, swelling and inflammation
- Faster wound healing
- Enhanced immunity and reduced infections
- Less oxidative damage generated by surgery and anesthetic agents
- Reduced post-operative complications
- Less damage to surrounding healthy tissue