Better Recovery after Surgery Starts with Better Nutrition Before Surgery

Before orthopedic surgery, you may be asked to drink a pre-surgery carbohydrate drink. These kinds of drinks have been shown to help recovery by:

  • Reducing nausea and vomiting after surgery
  • Reducing insulin resistance
  • Reducing your time in the hospital

What is Ensure pre-surgery clear carbohydrate drink, and what does it do?

Surgery creates unique nutrition needs for your body. Ensure Pre-Surgery is formulated for those needs to help your body recover after surgery.

Why is this drink important?

Your health care provider has recommended this specialized Ensure nutrition drink to help your body prepare for, and recover from, surgery. It is important that you follow your doctor’s nutrition recommendations to help with recovery.

When should I drink Ensure pre-surgery?

  • Night before surgery: Drink 2 bottles before bed
  • Day of surgery: Drink 1 bottle the morning of surgery before leaving the house (This should be consumed quickly, in less than 5 minutes, rather than sipped over time)

The Ensure pre-surgery drinks are:

  • Fat-free
  • Kosher
  • Halal
  • Gluten-free
  • Suitable for lactose intolerance
  • A good source of the antioxidants zinc and selenium

For Diabetics

You will not receive the Ensure pre-surgery drinks. You will drink 10 oz. of a clear low-sugar or no-sugar carbohydrate drink before leaving the house.

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