Gastric Sleeve Diet

A Small Guide For Gastric Sleeve Diet

The gastric sleeve surgery is rapidly becoming the desired surgery for loss of weight. This surgery is quick, the results being excellent and with less complications, below a rate of 1 per cent serious complication in the first thirty days post-surgery.

The stomach is located to the left of the liver and to ingress the stomach for bariatric procedures, the surgeon has to use a liver retractor. This device helps in lifting the liver up and providing a way so that the surgeon can operate on the stomach safely without the hindrance of the liver. The gastric sleeve diet plan prior to and post the surgery is considered to very important for speedy recovery.

The Pre-Op Diet

The liver can quickly contract if a strict diet plan is followed. This will help in making the surgery safer, making the patient healthier, and prepare the patient for the diet in the first few weeks post-surgery. The surgeon’s suggested diet for two weeks before the surgery has to be followed strictly. Most of the two week diets suggest increasing the protein consumption, eat lean meats, reduce the carbohydrate consumption, omit bread, cereals, etc., avoid sugar, and avoid candy, juices and soda.

The typical diet for two weeks prior to gastric sleeve surgery is to have protein shake without sugar for breakfast, vegetables, lean meat for lunch and dinner, healthy and less carbohydrate snacks between meals. The patient should always be hydrated which will help control the hunger. Few surgeons might suggest stopping carbonated beverages and caffeine prior to two days of surgery.


The Post-Op Diet

The patients may think that it is not important is follow a strict diet post-surgery. But that is not the time to swindle. The 2 week diet is important to reduce the surgical risk and the first four weeks post-op gastric sleeve diet will help the patient from post-op risks. The few weeks post-surgery, the patient will come across regular irritability and it is common to have second thoughts on the decision to do the surgery.

The strict diet after the surgery will seem like the surgeon is being very cautious unwantedly. But cheating on this diet can lead to diarrhoea, dehydration, bowel obstruction, etc.

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