|NDR-UK Ref No:||9014|
|Publication Format:||A5 leaflet|
Outline of the procedure and guidelines for managing diet after the surgery.
This information should only be used with the guidance of a specialist dietitian as part of ongoing a post-surgery support plan.
Advice is complex, condition specific and requires a Dietitian with knowledge, skills and experience in the condition.
To ensure that consistent dietary/nutritional restrictions following a gastric band are understood and followed by the patients.
The target group will know:
- The four stages of the Gastric Band Diet
- To include high-protein, low-fat foods
- To avoid sweet/sugary foods
- To chew foods thoroughly
- Not to eat and drink together
- How to adapt/adjust food textures to work with the gastric band
- To be aware of the importance of compliance with multivitamins and minerals
The target group will understand the importance of, and how to adjust portion size throughout the stages of the diet.
The target group will understand that vomiting should not occur if the diet is being followed correctly, and that dietetic advice is required if this does occur.
Based on American Nutritional Guidelines for Surgical Weight Loss Patient (ASBMS) (Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, S73-S108 (2008) and BOMSS Guidelines on perioperative and postoperative biochemical monitoring and micronutrient replacement for patients undergoing bariatric surgery 2014 http://www.bomss.org.uk/bomss-nutritional-guidance/
Endorsed by the British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS).
Please be aware that the UK Chief Medical Officers have issued new advice regarding alcohol consumption:
- Men and women are advised to drink no more than 14 units of alcohol a week, and to have several alcohol free days each week.
- Women should take no alcohol during pregnancy.