What can I eat after surgery?

Soon after surgery, you will begin on liquids as tolerated. Sip fluids frequently and include daily high protein liquid supplements. After two weeks (or earlier per your surgeon), you may include soft foods as tolerated. After four or five weeks, you may begin regular foods (low sugar, low fat) as tolerated. Smaller portions, healthy food choices and exercise/activity will help you to be successful. It is important to take small bites, eat slowly, and chew foods well. Red meats and fresh (or doughy) breads may cause discomfort. The dietitian will provide an overview of your post-op (after surgery) nutrition guidelines during your initial nutrition evaluation. In addition, a nutrition class will be held before your surgery to provide thorough information.
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