9Dec, 2016

NUTRITIONAL CHANGES AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

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For most patients, the benefits of bariatric surgery far outweigh the risks. Patients need to know that, maintaining  weight loss requires some work on their part particularly with regard to diet and exercises. Patients need to be on a liquid diet for 2 weeks after surgery. Then they switch to semi solid diet and gradually progress to soft and then normal diet. The duration of this transition depends upon the type of surgery. LIQUIDS:  Patients are encouraged to drink at least 2 L of fluids daily to avoid dehydration, constipation and […]
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25Oct, 2016

Benefit of surgery in Acid Reflux disease

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Acid reflux / Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is defined as a condition which develops when the reflux of stomach contents causes troublesome symptoms and/or complications. Symptoms are considered troublesome if they adversely affected an individual’s well being. Indications for Surgery 1) Patients who have failed medical management (inadequate symptom control, severe regurgitation not controlled with acid suppression, or medication side effects) OR 2) Patients who opt for surgery despite successful medical management (due to quality of life considerations, lifelong need for medication intake, expense of medications, etc.) OR 3) When […]
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