Post digestive surgery diet

What is the post digestive surgery diet?

Post-digestive surgery nutrition is essential in the recovery of patients who have undergone surgery. These people often presented malnutrition or alterations in their nutritional status before the intervention, as a consequence of the pathology they present, and this is aggravated by the surgery itself, by the fasting period it entails and the possible postoperative complications.

Why is it done?

The post-digestive surgery diet must avoid malnutrition and maintain the muscular mass, the immune and cognitive function of the organism, trying to reduce the stress that the surgery may have caused and improving the post-operative recovery.

Post-digestive surgery nutrition is fundamental in the recovery of patients who have undergone surgery.
of patients who have undergone surgery.

What does it consist of?

The most common is to follow a so-called progressive diet, that is to say, a diet that goes through different phases of food introduction depending on the pathology that the patient had before the surgery and the general state of health he/she is in nowadays.

Preparation for the post-digestive surgery diet

Generally speaking, the first option is intravenous feeding (serum, etc.). ) and then introduce the liquid diet, assessing the effects on the patient in order to keep him/her hydrated (hydric, clear liquid and full liquid) adding more and more foods to the diet according to their acceptance: water, infusions, sugar, broths, decaffeinated coffee and tea, cereal drinks, fruit drinks, jellies, honey, hard candies, milk, yogurt, boiled cereals, pureed boiled vegetables, seedless fruit juices. The next phase is to introduce the foods typical of a soft diet in order to move on to the standard or hospital diet.