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What are the nutritional needs for general surgery patients before and after?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Protein,vit&minerals

Surgery is a significant stress on the body and recovering from surgery requires the body to have adequate protein, vitamins, minerals and essential oils.
It is best to have good body stores prior to surgery.After surgery particular nutrients may speed recovery.I advise a well-rounded high-quality multivit./mineral supplement with additional vit. C (2000 mg 2x/day) & zinc (30-50mg/day) see comment:.

In brief: Protein,vit&minerals

Surgery is a significant stress on the body and recovering from surgery requires the body to have adequate protein, vitamins, minerals and essential oils.
It is best to have good body stores prior to surgery.After surgery particular nutrients may speed recovery.I advise a well-rounded high-quality multivit./mineral supplement with additional vit. C (2000 mg 2x/day) & zinc (30-50mg/day) see comment:.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
Good info on diet pre and post-op: http://www.preparingforyoursurgery.org/before_surgery/nutrition_sidebar.html A good link to the role of particular vits & minerals in recovery: http://www.eorthopod.com/content/nutrition-and-surgery
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In brief: Surgery is a stress

if you are nutritionally depleted ie cancer, bowel obstruction sometimes we give preoperative nutritional supplementation, otherwise the body can handle the stress of surgery

In brief: Surgery is a stress

if you are nutritionally depleted ie cancer, bowel obstruction sometimes we give preoperative nutritional supplementation, otherwise the body can handle the stress of surgery
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
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In brief: Depends

For severe burns the body needs twice as much energy.
A simple skin surgery could have no effect.

In brief: Depends

For severe burns the body needs twice as much energy.
A simple skin surgery could have no effect.
Dr. Terry Simpson
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