Delicious Recipes for Patients Recovering from Esophageal and Stomach Surgery
Here we have complied suggestions & ideas on what to eat after surgery on the esophagus and stomach such as Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Hiatal Hernia Repair, Paraesopahgeal Hernia Repair, and Heller Myotomy. The length of time on a "full liquid" diet followed by a "soft diet" will vary per person and by surgery -- but here are a few recipes to keep meal times fun and interesting as you recover.
"FULL LIQUID" DIET RECIPES
Most patients start out on a "full liquid" diet after having esophageal or stomach surgery with Huntington Laparoscopy. For most patients, that means 1-2 weeks on this diet, but may be longer depending on the patient and operation performed.
Here are some helpful hints to remember:
Avoid carbonated beverages, straws, gum, or anything that makes you swallow air
Avoid ice or chilled liquids for several weeks after surgery. Cold things can bother your esophagus and make you have a painful spasm. (If that happens to you - drink a glass of hot water!)
Hot or room temperature liquids will be smoothing after surgery
Spicy foods, tomatoes, and caffeine are fine after surgery
No chunks - make sure everything is blended or strained.
Eat slowly and mindfully. Do not overeat!