Post-Nissen Fundoplication Diets
We never offer medical advice here at HW, but do offer support and information. We hope these resources will help inform your decisions and help you in your recoveries.Denise's Nissen Recovery JournalMy Forum Journalhttps://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=45&m=2183443 Bill's Nissen Recovery Journalhttps://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=45&m=2337138 JPT's LINX Recovery Journalhttps://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=45&m=2639859Nissen Surgery Information:http://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/fundoplication-surgery-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-gerdPost-Nissen Fundoplication Diets
We never offer medical advice here at HW, but do provide as many resources as possible.
Please consult your physician regarding the diet you are expected to follow after your surgery. At times surgeons provide little detail, and these resources will help fill in the blanks.
Also you will find as you read the many posts on the HW GERD forum, that some surgeons are very strict—requiring a liquid diet for quite some time, while others give much more control to their patients judgement and allow a soft diet from the start as tolerated.
One important rule is to never eat something that can’t be chewed to a liquid consistency in the early weeks. Keep a paper napkin handy and don’t swallow anything that can’t be chewed completely. Also take small bites.
If you discover an additional dietary resource, please share it!Remember these basics to be followed during recovery—
No straws (they introduce air into your stomach which can add to uncomfortable bloating.)
Avoid carbonated beverages
No iced drinks (They can cause painful spasms)
When you start solid/soft foods, be sure to only eat foods that can be chewed thoroughly into a creamy consistency. (You will always want to eat more slowly and chew your food thoroughly—even after full recovery. It’s a good eating habit to develop!)
Don’t panic if something gets stuck at the wrap site. If you keep a warm drink handy it will help you calm the resultant spasms.
Little swallows will help move it through. You don’t have to try to cough it up. That said, stay away from big no-no’s like steak! ONLY things that can be chewed thoroughly.
I remember a time in the early days when I thoughtlessly chewed and swallowed a cherry tomato at a restaurant. I learned that day to be more mindful when eating!
You will only be able to eat small amounts of food in the beginning. The top of the stomach sends the message of fullness to the brain. The post-op swelling is interpreted as fullness.
Your wrap will become increasingly more swollen during the first couple of weeks, peaking on or about
the end of the second week. This usually causes additional difficulty and discomfort swallowing, so you’ll likely experience ie as a setback—but don’t worry. This too will pass!
Often people experience worrying pain/swallowing issues at around the 3 month mark. This is generally a result of more adventurous eating choices and forgetting the slow/chew food to a creamy/liquid consistency.
It takes six months for most of the healing and a year for the rest. Many find improvements into the second year—I did.
We can add more to this list as time goes on...UPMC Diethttps://share.upmc.com/2016/01/diet-after-nissen-fundoplication-surgery-for-gerd/National Jewish Health Diethttps://www.nationaljewish.org/treatment-programs/tests-procedures/adult-surgery-procedures/esophageal-surgery-postoperative-care/advancing-your-diet-the-post-fundoplication-levelsUniversity of Michigan Diethttps://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/surgery/thoracicsurgery/mushydietafternissenfundoplication.pdfOhio State University Medical Center Diethttps://patienteducation.osumc.edu/documents/dietnissenfundoplication.pdfUW Health Diethttps://www.uwhealth.org/healthfacts/nutrition/397.pdfOregon Surgical Diethttps://www.oregonsurgical.com/wp-content/uploads/nissen_fundoplication_diet.pdfhttp://www.upmc.com/patients-visitors/education/nutrition/pages/diet-after-nissen-fundoplication-surgery.aspxAnti-Dumping Diet Informationhttp://gicare.com/diets/anti-dumping-post-gastrectomy-diet/https://uvahealth.com/services/digestive-health/images-and-docs/dumping-syndrome.pdfPostoperative Gastrointestinal Complaints After Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
A study from the Journal of the Society of Laproscopic Surgeons
It's a little technical, but generally easy to follow.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3015672/ Caution: These links are for your information only and should never take the place of instructions given to you per your surgeon.
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