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A 35-year-old female asked:

In regards to vsg surgery, why do some surgeons require a pre-op liquid diet and others do not?

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 39 years experience
Adopting a new diet: Vertical sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size. Post-op diet consists of liquids for 2-4 wks to allow the pouch to heal while enabling you to take in nutrients to avoid malnutrition. This also significantly decreases any discomfort or pain which is associated with eating solids this soon after the surgery.

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Last updated Feb 19, 2016

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