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Beractic surgery diet four weeks post opp?

Beractic surgery diet four weeks post opp?

Talk to you surgeon: After bariatric surgery every surgeon has their own protocol for advancing your diet. At 1 month postop I start to add meats like chicken and fish for my sleeve and bypass patients and for bands no restrictions. But talk to your doctor about what you should eating. ...Read more

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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Can there be any other ways to lose your body fat other than surgery or diets and exercise?

Can there be any other ways to lose your body fat other than surgery or diets and exercise?

Not really: Weight loss is achieved by increasing energy expenditure and decreasing energy intake, or a negative caloric balance. The combination of diet, exercise and/or restrictive surgery procedures all achieve this negative caloric balance. If you can't achieve the negative balance, the surgeries are great. Try "my fitness pal" a free app to help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sir, I underent wipple surgery in Nov 2013. Since then I have gained any weight. Can you suggest with diet?

Sir, I underent wipple surgery in Nov 2013. Since then I have gained any weight. Can you suggest with diet?

Postwipple nutrition: Did you have the wipple procedure for pancreatic cancer at age of 22? You should be working with a nutritionist. This is a complicated matter. Please see the link below for more information.
http://www. Dana-farber. Org/Health-Library/Best-Diet-After-Whipple-Procedure. Aspx ...Read more

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I need to lose 100 pounds to be healthy and happy im 20 and need to know what surgery is reccomended and does insurance help diets excersize pills yadda yadda yadda

I need to lose 100 pounds to be healthy and happy im 20 and need to know what surgery is reccomended and does insurance help diets excersize pills yadda yadda yadda

If: If diets an exercise have failed to keep off weight then surgery is an option to consider. The usual insurance criteria are a bmi or body mass index greater than 40 or greater than 35 with an obesity related medical problem such as diabetes, hypertension or sleep apnea. There are several operations performed including adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass or bilio-pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Most insurance in new york covers these operations in appropriate patients. Understanding the options and choosing the right operation should be done with a qualified surgeon. ...Read more

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What should be the diet after gallbladder surgery?

What should be the diet after gallbladder surgery?

Once your doctor: Gives the ok, and normal healthy diet high in fiber, hi in fluids, avoiding greasy fried foods and processed foods and low in fats is generally a good healthy plan. Having gall bladder out requires no special diet. ...Read more

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Had gallbladder surgery what would be the best diet to be on?

Had gallbladder surgery what would be the best diet to be on?

Depends: Immediately after surgery I find patients who eat greasy or fatty food have a lot of abdominal pain and cramping with diarrhea and urgent trips to the bathroom. It takes a while for the body to get used to not having a large input of bile with each meal to help digest the fat. While almost everyone goes back to eating a normal diet. I recommend my patients avoid high fat foods for the first 4 wk. ...Read more

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I underwent Whipple surgery. Can you suggest me with diet?

I underwent Whipple surgery. Can you suggest me with diet?

Small frequent meals: As above, high fiber diet and watch your blood sugars as I don"t know how much of your pancreas is left behind ...Read more

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Gastric by-pass diet following surgery, weeks four and beyond?

Gastric by-pass diet following surgery, weeks four and beyond?

Talk to you surgeon: After gastric bypass every surgeon has their own protocol for advancing your diet. At 1 month postop I start to add meats like chicken and fish. But talk to your doctor about what you should eating. ...Read more

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My face is gaunt. I have a good diet and lifestyle, and I don't want to get surgery. What can I do?

My face is gaunt. I have a good diet and lifestyle, and I don't want to get surgery. What can I do?

You need volume: Fat transfer or sculptra is a great way to get volume back in the face to rejuvenate and help give back a more youthful appearance. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I want to lose 40lbs. By february 10th. For a surgery. Any starvation diets?

What do you advise if I want to lose 40lbs. By february 10th. For a surgery. Any starvation diets?

No Starvation Diets!: If you are going to have surgery- you don't want to use up your muscle mass and your energy reserves. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. You can mix & match different kinds of exercise. Consider working with a nutritionist. Take care. ...Read more

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Will parathyroidectomy affect my appetite? Directly after surgery should I be particular about my diet?

Will parathyroidectomy affect my appetite? Directly after surgery should I be particular about my diet?

Parathroidectomy: After a parathyroidectomy, you should feel better. Once the parathyroid gland is removed, patients have increased appetite, less bone and feel much better. You should eat calcium rich foods, especially the first few weeks after surgery, as calcium will go into bone after the operation. If you have no dietary restrictions, eat what you like. Good luck. ...Read more

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I weight 250 lbs and am 5'9". I need to lose close to 100 lbs but am having a hard time losing weight. Is surgery or diet best option?

I weight 250 lbs and am 5'9". I need to lose close to 100 lbs but am having a hard time losing weight. Is surgery or diet best option?

Start with lifestyke: Start with lifestyle changes. Get an exercise program to exercise 1 hour every day. Then limit your caloric intake. Put yourself on an 1800 cal diet and increase protein fruits and veg and decrease sugars fats and carbs. You will do fine. Hard to start but after 1 month not so bad. Get going ...Read more

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I lost 209 lbs six months ago only whit diet (no surgery) in 1 year. I can't recognize myself in the mirrow. Like im not that person. Its normal?

U In Others' Mirrors: Weight loss/gain -esp a large & rapid loss/gain- is often very unsettling. We get used 2seeing ourselves thru others -by how they speak to us/treat us. Weight loss/gain tends 2get others speaking 2us & treating us differently. Their words & actions can feel "judgy" & can shake our very sense of self. E.G. Common 4people who lose a weight 2hear "u look great! " [so did I look terrible 2u b4? ]. ...Read more

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I'm thinking On doing a surgery to help me lose weight Cuz I tried everything, diet, exercice & its not working. L eat & dnt feel full I'm 5'1 & weight 154?

I'm thinking On doing a surgery to help me lose weight Cuz I tried everything, diet, exercice & its not working. L eat & dnt feel full I'm 5'1 & weight 154?

Get a 2nd opinion: Before even considering any gastric bypass surgery! For one thing, they want you to lose weight first before it can be done. Secondly, if you aren't careful you may have poor nutrient absorption after the surgery that can compromise your health longterm in many ways. You are too young & can benefit more from speaking to your doctor, and getting a 2nd opinion, and work with him/her to lose weight. ...Read more

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What kind of diet is best for someone with gallbladder surgery?

Low fat: Generally at least for the first few weeks after gallbladder surgery we recommend that you avoid foods that are high in fat or fried foods. ...Read more

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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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Please describe a good post surgery diet to lose weight?

Please describe a good post surgery diet to lose weight?

Negative balance: Weight loss is achieved by increasing energy/caloric expenditure and decreasing caloric intake. The combination of diet and exercise achieves negative caloric balance. Try "my fitness pal" a free app to help you. Isometrics burn calories. Eat half portions, avoid alcohol and sweet beverages, increase your veggies and switch to low fat foods. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does exercise or good diet keep adhesions from forming after surgery?

Does exercise or good diet keep adhesions from forming after surgery?

No: Adhesions are basically scar tissue which forms in response to irritation or inflammation of the intestine. They can be minimized by having laparoscopic surgery rather than open abdominal surgery. Diet and exercise will have no effect on this. ...Read more

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Are there diets that can stop the progression of Crohn's disease and stop me from needing more surgery?

Probably not: Crohn's disease can have a variable course, but diet alone will not change the course, but rather may change the severity of flares when they occur. I would avoid milk products and very high fiber doiets during a flair and be sure to drink plenty of sport drinks to maintian your fluids and electrolytes. ...Read more

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I have to go to surgery colostomy closure. What to expect after surgery? What should be my diet after surgery? Thank you

I have to go to surgery colostomy closure. What to expect after surgery? What should be my diet after surgery? Thank you

Follow advice: Following colostomy closure, I think it's a good practice to avoid very harsh roughage (nuts, popcorn, etc) until your bowel movements return to normal. Otherwise you should expect things to return to normal but it may take a week or two. It's best to follow your surgeon's advice, however. ...Read more

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Hello! Almost a month ago I had a tailbone cyst surgery. Is there some sort of a diet or sth to help a deep and big wound heal?

Hello! Almost a month ago I had a tailbone cyst surgery. Is there some sort of a diet or sth to help a deep and big wound heal?

Big deep wound: A well balanced diet with proper nutrition will be adequate enough with good hygiene to keep the wound clean. It will heal by itself if you take proper care of it and follow your surgeon's instructions carefully. ...Read more

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My hubby will be going for a pinced nerve surgery on his neck and back does he need to go on some kind of diet when he gets out?

NO, but: There is a possibility that your husband could wake up nauseous from the anesthesia and pain medications. That is why we suggest a light and bland diet to start off with.
The narcotic pain medications used for post-operative management can cause constipation, so this should be taken into account while planning meals. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

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I take antipsychotics gained 100 pounds diet excersise doesn't work on the med but helps me sleep and helps mood would weight surgery be option?

I take antipsychotics gained 100 pounds diet excersise doesn't work on the med but helps me sleep and helps mood would weight surgery be option?

Weight loss surgery.: Weight Loss surgery would be an option for you. You'd need to meet with your psychologist or psychiatrist to see if mentally you'd be an appropriate candidate for such surgery. ...Read more

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Is LP reflux usually controlled with diet and/or meds or do individuals who have it usually have to have surgery? Is it rare to need surgery with LPR?

Is LP reflux usually controlled with diet and/or meds or do individuals who have it usually have to have surgery? Is it rare to need surgery with LPR?

LPR: Laryngopharyngeal reflux in my experience is not treated surgically and unfortunately may not respond to PPI medications like prilosec or nexium which are effective for GERD. Nevertheless they are worth trying. Consultations with a gastroenterologist and an Otolaryngologist may be helpful for more advice. ...Read more

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Soft foods diet after colon open surgery?

Maybe: I usually have my patients in regular diet before they leave the hospital. By the time the food transits into colon it is digested anyway and mechanical soft diet won't matter. ...Read more

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Wat diet should. My husband take after bypass surgery?

Low fat: Low sodium in general. Plenty of good information on heart healthy diets out there. ...Read more

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How come doctors put you on a clear liquid diet after surgery?

How come doctors put you on a clear liquid diet after surgery?

Avoid complications: Regular diet after surgery can lead to vomiting. Vomiting is dangerous and can lead to aspiration pneumonia. The anesthetic agents impact the intestines, slow them down. Post surgical diet promotes hydration, little fat, few calories and easy to digest. Constipation after surgery is a related problem. Stay on the diet and have a safe recovery. ...Read more

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What diet should I follow for gall bladder disease when surgery is not an option?

Low fat: If gall bladder removal is indicated, very few patients are not candidates for laparoscopic or even open cholecystectomy or at least cholecystostomy (tube placed into gall bladder). If that can't be done, you should certainly eat a diet as low in fat as prossible to try to minimize the stimulation of gall bladder. ...Read more

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Had troubles with gallbladder since 13, when flushing the bile feel better temporarily, will the removal surgery help? Or that means diet for life?

Had troubles with gallbladder since 13, when flushing the bile feel better temporarily, will the removal surgery help? Or that means diet for life?

Maybe: I'm not sure what you mean by "flushing the bile", but if you are convinced your pain is due to the gall bladder, then taking it out should make you feel better. There are risks to surgery, however, so the decision takes a lot if thought. ...Read more