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Where can you find a sample menu for post-op gastric bypass patients?

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Mayo Clinic provides general dietary guidelines for post-op gastric bypass patients. Specific diet examples are not given because dietary recommendations depend on the specifics of the surgery and the patient?s unique needs.

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In general, patients follow a diet that gradually reintroduces solid foods and regular meal sizes into their diet. Individuals begin by consuming clear liquids, such as broth and gelatin, for a minimum of 24 hours post-op.

During the next phase, patients may eat pureed foods. A few weeks following bypass surgery, patients can, with the approval of their doctor, begin introducing soft foods into their diet, such as ground or diced meats and canned fruits. Patients can usually return to eating solid foods about two months after the operation.

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