Gastric Sleeve Diet

People who elect to have a Sleeve Gastrectomy as their type of weight reduction surgery have a different diet than other surgeries, such as the RNY weight loss surgery.

Because the Sleeve Gastrectomy does not actually displace the digestive system then the diet after the surgery is different.

The sleeve gastrectomy is sometimes called the vertical sleeve gastrectomy or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy reduces the size of the stomach by clipping off the outer edge and stapling it back together. Afterwards the stomach resembles a banner in size and shape. This means all the intestines are not rerouted which essentially allows the stomach to function as normal. This is the main reason that Sleeve Surgery is a lot safer than the other types of surgeries. While there are always risks with any surgery, this one does not have as big a problem people getting all their needed vitamins.

While the gastric sleeve diet does allow a much wider variety of foods sooner after the surgery, you must eat sensibly and follow the recommendations of your doctor. Once you are released you will be told to use protein shakes multiple times a day. Do not take this lightly you need to take it easy on your stomach for a while.

But as you heal and return to normal you can pretty much eat anything, but anything is not good for losing weight. You will be eating less than before, but if a food is not healthy now, its not healthy after the surgery. Heart burn may be come a side effect so make sure to lay off the greasy foods on the sleeve gastrectomy diet.

Your doctor will give you a list of recommended foods and you need to pay attention to your doctor’s advice on what you should eat while on the sleeve gastrectomy diet.

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