Ask an expert
Question

17 Jan 2003

Liquid diet after fundoplication surgery
I am scheduled to have a laparocopic nissen fundoplication. The surgeon has informed me that I will have to stay on a liquid diet for two weeks thereafter. For preparation purposes please would you advise what this entails as I have no idea what to stock up on for this. Is it products like Nutrament T or do I liqidise vegetables or is it pure stock only?
Answer 406 views
Expert
DietDoc
DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Shah
A liquid diet usually entails products like Nutrament T, liquids (milk, thin custard, milkshakes, fruit juices without much fibre like apple or grape juice), cooked, liquidised, strained foods diluted with extra liquid to make swallowing easier, jelly, thin soups, etc, BUT this all depends on what the surgeon has in mind. Please take the trouble to phone his/her rooms and ask the receptionist what kind of a liquid diet you will be allowed to use - a clear liquid diet, a low-fibre liquid diet, a semi-solid liquid diet, etc. Once you have this info, I can make some suggestions.
Best regards
DietDoc
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
33% - 9326 votes
No
67% - 18778 votes
Vote