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A 32-year-old female asked:

How often should i eat clear liquids one week out of gastric sleeve surgery? it feels as though i am hungry every hour . is this normal?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Talk to dr: Every surgeon has their own protocol for when to advance your diet to the next stage. If you if d yourself being hungry all the time try increasing your protein intake..
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Surgeon: Your best guide is your surgeon. Feeling hungry is normal, but with time this sense will diminish.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
A Verified Doctoranswered
undefined 37 years experience
Every 15 min 1st wk: After a sleeve, most patients drink something every 15 min (or even more often) since it is hard to drink very much each time. Most surgeons allow full liquids for the first two weeks. Then usually puréed for two more weeks. But, always check with your surgeon.

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Last updated Apr 28, 2018

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