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Do I need to follow a special diet after my nissen fundoplication?

Do I need to follow a special diet after my nissen fundoplication?

Early on, yes.: In the early postoperative period, i advise my patients to stay away from "large bolus" foods like steak until the swelling around the esophagus decreases: think of scrambled eggs as the ideal consistency of food. I also strongly recommend staying away from carbonated beverages as it is sometimes difficult to burp early on. By 3-6 weeks after surgery, most people tolerate all foods. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Should I follow a special diet after colostomy surgery?

Should I follow a special diet after colostomy surgery?

No special diet requ: After a colostomy you can eat anything you want but i would emphasize a high fiber diet because it makes the output more manageable. ...Read more

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My wife is pregnant. Do i need to follow also a special diet ?

My wife is pregnant. Do i need to follow also a special diet ?

No: As the father, you don't have to make any modifications to your diet. However, support your wife by making healthy dietary choices to help her optimize her pregnancy. Best wishes. Dr M ...Read more

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Why do I need to have a barium swallow test before I get a nissen fundoplication?

Why do I need to have a barium swallow test before I get a nissen fundoplication?

Position of Stomach: Gerd is often associated with a hiatal hernia, thru which the stomach "yo-yo's" up into the chest. Some patients with advanced disease have their entire stomach stuck within the chest with a shortened esophagus. We need to know this pre-op in order to plan a different surgical approach. ...Read more

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After kidney transplant surgery will I have to follow a special diet?

After kidney transplant surgery will I have to follow a special diet?

Not usually: Your doctor will advise you if you have other problems such as diabetes, you still have to follow your diabetic diet. So dietary restrictions depending on your other medical problems. Generally no fluid or pottassium restrictions which are necessary for patients on dialysis. ...Read more

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Do I need to meet with a nutritionist before and after bariatric surgery?

Do I  need to meet with a nutritionist before and after bariatric surgery?

Yes.: A registered dietitian will counsel you on dietary requirements before and after the operation to maximize your healthy weight loss success. ...Read more

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I have a hiatal hernia. If i don't stick to a diet since I have bad acid reflux what will happen? Will I have to see my GI every year for a check up?

I have a hiatal hernia. If i don't stick to a diet since I have bad acid reflux what will happen? Will I have to see my GI every year for a check up?

Check up: You should check up yearly. Your doctor will monitor your progress. If you have good control then perhaps no changes will be needed. As you age having a doctor who knows you well and can offer good advice is priceless. They can save you an operation or recommend an operation and save your life. That is what they try to do every day. ...Read more

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I will be having endoscopic sinus surgery in a week. Any thing I need to prepare for?

I will be having endoscopic sinus surgery in a week. Any thing I need to prepare for?

Ask your surgeon: I am happy to answer these questions about endoscopic sinus surgery. I am confused why you are asking. Your surgeon has the responsibility to answer every conceivable question that you have. You have to prepare for pain, occasional bleeding, a pack in the nose for a few days (not always). Your must ask him about risks to the eyes and brain. (very rare but possible). ...Read more

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Hello Dr. Weissman. I had weight loss surgery last year gastric sleeve, I've lost close to 100lbs, however I need something that will continue to help me curve my crave for a little while and would like to go on phentermine, thru a doctor, just want to ma

Hello Dr. Weissman. I had weight loss surgery last year gastric sleeve, I've lost close to 100lbs, however I need something that will continue to help me curve my crave for a little while and would like to go on phentermine, thru a doctor, just want to ma

Phentermine : After having had gastric surgery for weight loss, a decision to also add in phentermine would need to be made only after careful evaluation of your medical history and how you were doing currently with your weight-loss metabolically. Unfortunately, we cannot prescribe diet related medications here on HealthTap. You should make an appointment to see your regular doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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After gastric bypass surgery, when should I follow up with the doctor?

After gastric bypass surgery, when should I follow up with the doctor?

Hmmmmm?: That should have been made perfectly clear at the time of discharge from your surgery. That is a decision of the surgeon and could vary. Call the surgeon's office and speak with them or with his office personnel and find out this answer. It coud be 1 or 2 days or 1 or 2 weeks depending on your case. Call very soon and find out. ...Read more

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I am 40 just had a baby 5 months ago have a hiatal hernia and really bad acid reflux what would be a good diet to lose work ?

I am 40 just had a baby 5 months ago have a hiatal hernia and really bad acid reflux what would be a good diet to lose work ?

Reflux diet: Typical foods that are known to lower the pressure in the valve between the esophagus and stomach causing more reflux are citrus, caffeine, chocolate, red sauce, an red wine/alcohol. Weight loss is more of a calorie intake issue. Hiatal hernia is no problem unless it is large. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What should I know in order to choose a good surgeon for my GERD procedure?

High Volume/Low Comp: If i were having this operation, i would select a surgeon who does this operation frequently (10-20/yr). I would ask my surgeon how often he/she needs to convert the operation from a laparoscopic to an open procedure. Last but not least, i would want to know if my surgeon ever had any complications from this operation that required reoperation or led to a patient's death. ...Read more

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Should I follow a special diet?

No: Unless you have health problems, a balanced diet with more fresh fruits and veggies, low fat, low sugar diet is good for everyone. ...Read more

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After lasik and a normal 1 year post op follow up, do I need to see optho routinely if I have no problems?

After lasik and a normal 1 year post op follow up, do I need to see optho routinely if I have no problems?

Routine followup: It is important to maintain annual followup after the procedure to watch for other eye problems or long term issues after laser eye surgery. ...Read more

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What should I do to shed weight in your stomach after a c-section?

What should I do to shed weight in your stomach after a c-section?

Stict caloric restic: Restriction, exercise helps and is godo for you but the key is caloric restriction and i tell all my pts u can exercise but no abdominal exercise like crunches or situps for 4 months after the c-section, u can tear up the rectus abdominal muscle if u start too soon , u can do arms legs back, chest, everything else. ...Read more

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I want to gain mass(weight) what diet should I follow avoiding cholesterol however.Please give me a programme(plan) to follow...I'm 55kg.

I want  to gain mass(weight) what diet should I follow avoiding cholesterol however.Please  give me a programme(plan) to follow...I'm 55kg.

Need more info: What's your height? What's your build. What do you eat now? What's your activity level? Did you lose weight? Were you sick? Do you want to do some weightlifting and strengthening exercise to build muscle? With an exercise program you can feed your muscles protein from lean meat, chicken, fish, egg whites, nuts, beans. ...Read more

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I'm having cold knife conization and need to know post-op restrictions. I nanny for 2yo twins who need carried a lot. Will i need to plan for time off?

Conization of cervix: After the procedure, you may have some cramping or discomfort for a week or so. For about 4 - 6 weeks avoid the following -douching (you should never do this in any case), sexual intercourse, using tampons. For 2 - 3 weeks after the procedure, you may have discharge that is bloody, heavy, yellow-colored if heavy bleeding or foul odor notify your doctor. I will avoid heavy lifting also for 1wk. ...Read more

Dr. Dan Lister
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Fundoplication (Definition)

A fundoplication is wrapping the top of the stomach (fundus) around and attaching it to itself. It can be a partial wrap (toupet fundoplication) or a complete wrap (nissen fundoplication). It is usually used to ...Read more