What to eat after a sleeve gastrectomy?

What to eat after a sleeve gastrectomy?

Sleeve gastrectomy, also known as a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical weight-loss procedure where the stomach is contracted to around 15% of its regular size. A sleeve gastrectomy is usually performed as a last resort only after you’ve attempted to lose excess weight through dieting and a consistent exercise routine. Restricting the size of your stomach controls your food intake – however, you must be prepared to make lasting lifestyle changes that nurture your health and wellbeing.

Pre-Sleeve Gastrectomy Diet

The pre-operation diet for patients undergoing a sleeve gastrectomy should begin a fortnight before the surgery date. The pre-op diet is integral as it supports healthy liver function and minimises the risk of complications during surgery. It is always best to follow the advice of your surgeon for your situation, however, a typical two-week pre-operation diet can include:

  • Increased protein consumption such as red meat and fish
  • Plenty of green vegetables or salad
  • Fruit and nuts
  • Eliminate sugars and sweets
  • Stay hydrated
  • Avoid carbohydrates where possible

Post-Sleeve Gastrectomy Diet

Your diet is going to change significantly following gastric sleeve surgery. After the procedure, the first two weeks will consist of liquids only such as water, decaf tea, and protein shakes. In the third week after surgery, patients can progress to pureed foods like broth, soup, and even cottage cheese or scrambled eggs. Approximately four weeks after surgery patients can begin to incorporate regular foods again – adopting a new diet is difficult for anyone and takes dedication. Sleeve Gastrectomy shrinks the size of your stomach and changes the way food reacts within your body. Patients mustn’t overeat by having 3 small meals a day and concentrate on chewing and eating slowly to allow the body to absorb the nutrients.

Multivitamins and Supplements

Patients are advised to take a few different multivitamins and supplements which support a healthy balanced diet following gastric sleeve surgery such as:

  • Iron
  • Calcium Citrate
  • Vitamin B12

Gastric Sleeve Options

If you are looking to get a sleeve gastrectomy, there are several different options available that Dr Kevin Dolan can perform to meet your individual weight loss goals.

These surgical procedures include Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery, Single Anastomosis Stomach-Ileal Bypass with Sleeve Gastectomy (SASI-S), Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileal Bypass with Sleeve Gastectomy (SADI-S), RYGB Gastric Bypass Surgery and also Stomach Intestinal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy (SIBS).

Combination (SIBS)

Dr Kevin Dolan also performs combination procedures – SIBS is an increasingly popular surgical treatment that can provide the highest success rate for weight loss in comparison to single procedures. Proven research has eluded that a combination of surgeries provides patients with the following benefits:

  • Combines benefits of sleeve and bypass
  • Less risk of dumping and diarrhoea than other bypasses
  • Less risk of internal hernia

Sleeve Gastrectomy Perth

It’s imperative that patients seek professional advice and incorporate a healthy well-balanced diet into their life before undertaking a sleeve gastrectomy procedure, get in touch with Dr Kevin Dolan today on (08) 9246 2314 to discover your weight loss solution.

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