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What To Eat After Surgery
Soft diet: A soft diet following oral surgery is best. Sometimes a liquid diet can be maintained for a few days following the surgery. You don't want to eat something that will injure the surgical area, so avoid hard things like pretzels and the like. Usually you only need to maintain such a diet for about 5 to 7 days. Always follow the surgeon's instructions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy: Though many patients don't have much problem with their usual diet after gb surgery, many found themselves intolerant of certain foods (fried, rich food...), with varying symptoms (bloating, loose bm, flatulence...). Take the opportunity to adopt a more healthy dietary selection. ...Read more
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! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In General...: Weight loss surgery forces you to change how you eat, forever (unless you use a lap band, which may be reversible). You will have to get used to eating small meals because your stomach will be reduced to a tiny size. If you are ready to take it seriously, see a nutritionist and get started with a non-surgical program for weight loss because you will have to prove you are committed to your health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In moderation: The answer is everything in moderation. The american heart association and butter busters are reasonable places to start. Watch the salt (adjust to the natural taste of things), minimize the fats, if not off limits a bit of red wine is good, all combined with graduated exercise. For more detail, ask your doctor about a nutritionist or for additional materials he/she may have prepared. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I eat after colon resection surgery? Discharge paper said bland solid food with low fiber. What does it mean? How much? How often?
That's right: Typically you should take a bland diet with low fiber. The quantity that you should take is usually half of what you would be a custom to eating for a full size meal before your operation. If you have any nausea or vomiting you should stick with liquids for 8 hours before resuming solids. Check with your surgeon to see if there any other special considerations based on your operation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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