When it comes to major surgeries, it’s natural to want to bury your head in the sand and avoid the thought of your upcoming procedure at all costs. After all, for so many years we’ve been led to believe that surgery is completely out of our control—so why waste time worrying about it? But, the truth is you’re far more in control of the outcome of your procedure than you may realize. Today, then, we’re talking about why this is the case and breaking down four major surgeries that benefit greatly from proper preparation with clean presurgery nutrition.
How can I increase my chances of a safe surgery and healthy recovery?
Whether you’re going in for a hip replacement or a hysterectomy, preparing for major surgeries with proper presurgery nutrition makes all of the difference in the world when it comes to how fast (and how well) your body recovers. Modern medical research points to the fact that fasting from midnight is an outdated, non-evidence-based practice that should instead be replaced with instructions to fast with a clear, complex-carb rich presurgery drink. Doing so decreases your risk of surgical site infection, decreases your risk of post-op nausea and vomiting, and increases your chance of a swift, strong recovery. Below, we break down four major surgeries that can be made less stressful and more successful by preparing with CF Protein and ClearFast PreOp.
- Hip Replacement
Just around 330,000 hip replacements are performed in the U.S. each year. During the procedure, your surgeon will remove any parts of your hip that are damaged and replace them with artificial joints to help improve your mobility and function. Getting strong in the weeks leading up to your hip replacement procedure is key—especially as it comes to how well your body is able to recover. We recommend incorporating CF Protein—a clean, plant-based protein drink specifically formulated to help strengthen your body before surgery—into your presurgery nutrition plan in the weeks leading up to your procedure. Then, replace the old-school “nothing from midnight” fast with a fluid fast with ClearFast PreOp in the window leading up to your hip replacement. Just be sure to finish your final bottle of ClearFast two hours before your procedure is scheduled.
Why we love ClearFast for hip replacement:
The Vitamin A in ClearFast PreOp helps with healthy tissue function—and drinking ClearFast before your hip replacement greatly reduces your risk of developing an infection at the surgical site, so you can get back to life as quickly as possible.
- Knee Replacement
The U.S. sees 720,000 knee replacements annually, making it one of the most common major surgeries. During a knee replacement procedure (also known as arthroplasty), your surgeon will remove damaged bone and cartilage from around your knee area and replace it with an artificial joint. Preparing for your knee replacement with CF Protein in the weeks leading up to your procedure will help ensure your body is nourished and strong before going under anesthesia—while drinking ClearFast PreOp in the hours leading up to your procedure will reduce your risk of infection and PONV.
Why we love ClearFast for knee replacements
Surgical site infection is one of the most common risks associated with arthroplasty. Preparing for surgery with a clean, complex-carb-rich PreOp drink has been proven to greatly reduce a patient’s risk of developing a surgical site infection.
A hysterectomy is a procedure that removes a woman’s uterus (and sometimes fallopian tubes and ovaries as well). From cancer to fibroids, there are a number of reasons a woman may need to undergo a hysterectomy—each year, about 500,000 hysterectomies are performed in the U.S. We recommend anyone undergoing a hysterectomy ask their doctor about incorporating CF Protein and ClearFast PreOp into their presurgery plan for an improved surgical outcome, enhanced recovery, and reduced overall stress.
Why we love ClearFast for hysterectomies:
The complex carbs in ClearFast PreOp make for an enhanced recovery upon waking from anesthesia—allowing hysterectomy patients to get out of the hospital and home sooner. Plus, because ClearFast is all-natural, gluten-free, free of colored dyes, and free from simple sugars and fat, it’s the perfect clean presurgery nutrition option for patients who are particularly focused on health and wellness, as many hysterectomy patients are.
- Heart Bypass
When it comes to major surgeries, a heart bypass—or a coronary bypass—is near the top of the list, with about 395,000 of these procedures performed annually in the U.S. The point of a heart bypass is to redirect blood flow around a blocked artery in your heart to improve overall blood flow to your heart muscle. This is often accomplished by taking a healthy, unblocked blood vessel from your chest, leg, or arm and using that to redirect blood flow in the heart.
Why we love ClearFast for heart bypass surgeries:
While risks associated with heart bypass are low, your risk of complications can be greater if you’re in poor health. Drinking CF Protein in the weeks leading up to your procedure and implementing a healthy presurgery nutrition plan help to ensure you’re in the strongest state possible as you enter anesthesia, which ultimately increases your chances of a smoother recovery. Plus, drinking ClearFast PreOp in the hours leading up to your coronary bypass procedure greatly reduces your risk of surgical site infection.