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A 34-year-old member asked:

What exactly can you eat after bariatric surgery?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
A handful...: The portioning and allowed foods after a bariatric procedure vary somewhat depending upon the type of procedure you undergo; however there are some fixed items. For example you should not consume any meal that is bigger than the palm of your hand, avoid carbonated beverages and avoid fatty/'junk' foods. I would encourage you to ask a bariatric surgeon for further details...Happy eating!
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Bariatrics 29 years experience
Hopefully anything: Biariatric surgery doesn't necessarily change what you eat, it mainly changes how much you eat. The basic goal of surgery is to control the volume that you consume. You will need to make good food choice. If you are eating poor quality food, eventhough you're eating less, you can still gain weight. Surgery is a tool, not a cure. It still requires work to change your lifestyle and eating habits.
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: Generally all allow healthy good food. It's a lifestyle change so avoid crap.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How exactly does bariatric surgery affect health?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Bariatric Surgery: There are several bariatric procedures. Each has their benefits and risks. Those risks are an aside from the surgical risks. The nutritional risks of the individual surgery should be discussed with the surgeon. Ask to see a nutritionist before and after the procedure to work with you to minimize or recognize the nutritional aspects of the surgery.
A 39-year-old male asked:

After bariatric surgery can you eat fruits?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Post Bariatric: Yes. Of course. The only thing is that you will be limited in the amount of food you can eat at any given time.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

What exactly are adhesions and do they really form after bariatric surgery?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Scarring: Adhesions are the formation of scar tissue after surgery. This scar tissue can cause abdominal problems, including intestinal blockage. Adhesions can occur with any surgical procedure in the abdomen, including any form of bariatric surgery. Consult with your surgeon on the incidence of this complication.
A 22-year-old member asked:

How exactly is lap band bariatric surgery done?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Lap band: Although, I am unable and am not knowledgeable about the actual technique of lab band surgery, i can say that a band is introduced in the abdominal cavity around the upper part of the stomach (cardia) and is inflated with water to tighten it to create two pouches (upper and lower). The upper one being smaller than the lower. Once food gets in the upper pouch satiety ensues quickly.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what can you eat after you have had bariatric surgery?

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Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: You need to check with your surgeon, prior to having the surgery. Ask your surgeon they will give you a listing of what you can and cannot eat after surgery.

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