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Is getting a colonic, or cleansing your colon a few days before lap band surgery harmful or risky in any way?


I am getting lap band surgery on Monday and I am thinking that maybe I should cleanse my bowels since I will not be able to ingest any kind of abrasive colon cleansing drinks or meds after the band is in.. Would either one of these methods be potentially complicating or dangerous?

You would need to check with your surgeon about this!
 Is getting a colonic, or cleansing your colon a few days before lap band surgery harmful or risky in any way?
Many surgeons put patients on a liquid diet and then require them to take a laxative the day before to make sure everything is clean.
Every surgeon is different, though!

Congrats on the surgery!
Always remember, though, that it is a tool not a cure!

1 Respond for Is getting a colonic, or cleansing your colon a few days before lap band surgery harmful or risky in any way?

  1. The Con says:

    You would need to check with your surgeon about this!
    Many surgeons put patients on a liquid diet and then require them to take a laxative the day before to make sure everything is clean.
    Every surgeon is different, though!

    Congrats on the surgery!
    Always remember, though, that it is a tool not a cure!
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