Appointments

Follow up with the practice

MORE ON THIS TOPIC

Dietary Advancement Post Sleeve Gastrectomy

It has come to my attention that a Brisbane-based practice is providing their laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy patients with literature whereby solid foods are being introduced within the first week following their procedure. We wish to advise that we do not support this instruction and that we strongly recommend you follow our liquid dietary guidelines after your surgery.

You are provided with clear fluids in hospital and then progress to free fluids (or nourishing liquids) for 2 weeks duration when you are discharged home. This allows your stomach pouch to heal, reduces the risk of potential leaks and signficantly decreases any discomfort or pain that is associated with eating solids too soon after the surgery. It also ensures you are able take in sufficient volumes for hydration and adequate protein for good recovery. This intervention is evidence-based and is reinforced by our many years of experience in this field.

Margaret Brooke – Accredited Practising Dietitian
Locum for Michelle Graham

  •  

    Free Consulation

    With Shirley Lockie. Book Now Consultations are conducted by Shirley Lockie free of charge, to provide information on the types of surgery available and the program appointments.

  •  

    Support Group

    Weight Loss Support
    Find Out More

  •  

    Dr Lockie's Blog

    Blog and news for patients, doctors

© 2019 Doctor Phil Lockie Terms and Conditions of Use Privacy Policy Another Smartspace Website by Bright YellowLog In
Smartspace Website Tools