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Post Op Week One – Bariatrics

Once Bariatric surgery is complete, a strict post-op diet plan needs to be followed. There is now a staple line in your stomach that must be allowed to heal. Certain foods can disrupt the healing process, put undue stress on the staple line, and lead to a leak.

The diet for a post-op bariatric patients consists of four stages: , Clear Liquids, Pureed Foods, Soft Foods and Solid Foods.

Let’s chat about Week 1 which is clear liquids.

For 1 to 7 days after bariatric surgery, only clear liquids are to be consumed at the rate of one to two ounces per hour.

Clear liquids include the following items:

• water
• fat-free milk
• fat-free broth
• sugar-free jello
• sugar free popsicles
• low sugar juices
• low sugar gatorade

It’s important to follow the post op diet to promote healing to occur.  Upon scheduling we will provide you with a detailed list of the four stages post op and what you should be consuming at each stage.



Bariatric Options:                                                       Medical Form

Gastric Balloon                                                        
Lap Band
Mini Gastric Bypass
Full Gastric Bypass
Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Plication Surgery
Conversion or Revision Surgery
Duodenal Switch Surgery

dr. sergio verboonen
              Dr. Sergio Verboonen

Much success in your journey.

International Patient Facilitators – Cancun and Tijuana, Mexico
On behalf of Dr. Sergio Verboonen

1 800 210 5124 

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