Understanding the Dietary Needs of Bariatric Surgery Patients
If you’ve tried unsuccessfully to lose weight through diet and exercise, bariatric surgery may be an effective option for you. Before you seriously consider bariatric surgery, however, you should become familiar with your post-surgery nutritional needs.
This video offers a glimpse at what patients can expect to eat following bariatric surgery. Since bariatric surgery involves a reduction in the patient’s stomach, patients can expect much smaller portion sizes and changes in how their bodies metabolize food. Most post-surgery diets begin with protein shakes and slowly progress to normal foods in the following weeks.
If you’re interested in bariatric surgery, turn to the medical professionals at Good Samaritan Hospital. You can call us at (408) 559-2011 to find a Board-certified physician affiliated with our Weight Loss Surgery Center .