Often patients and soon to be patients wonder what diet to have immediately after gastric sleeve surgery.
The aim is to avoid stress to the new stomach which has just been significantly reduced in sized and needs about four weeks to heal.
Therefore, we tell our patients to avoid solid foods for four weeks and gradually increase the texture of fluids intake. Aim to have less than 100mls per hour and stay in an upright position. Gravity will help the fluids go down and minimise vomiting.
Another important point is to avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Nurofen or Indocid or Voltaren for the first four weeks.
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At Central Coast Surgery, if there are any dietary concerns before and after surgery, we encourage patients to contact our dietitian at any time.