Registered Dietitian Donna Simon discusses food and drink that you should avoid after bariatric surgery. Donna Simon is Bariatric Coordinator and Nutrition Specialist at Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona.
Donna Simon, M.S., R.D.:
Post-op surgery any type of foods to avoid would definitely be something as carbonated, okay?
Carbonated will bring in air and could trap it and that’s uncomfortable feeling. Anything that’s concentrated sugars, anything high sugar content, anything sweet – your cakes, your cookies, your candies, your fried foods – fried foods especially for gastric bypasses can cause dumping syndrome.
Dumping syndrome is when either fried foods or concentrate carbohydrates or sweets go through your intestines and bowels and fluid rushes in.
And it’s an uncomfortable feeling, lasts 15 minutes to four hours and some of the symptoms could be sweating, palpitations, shakes, diarrhea, nauseousness, vomiting.
And like I said, it can last 15 minutes to four hours. There’s really nothing to do except ride it out.
So those are some of the foods and of course the one biggie is the starchy carbohydrates – anything processed, anything white because even when the patient start to allow, we start to allow carbohydrates into their diet, it’s brown rice and it’s whole wheat bread and whole wheat pastas.
But again, that’s not until they lose 50-75 percent of their weight.
About Donna Simon, M.S., R.D.:
Donna Simon, M.S., R.D., earned her B.A. in Food and Nutrition and her M.S. at Queens College in Flushing, New York. She practiced extensively in the state of New York. She was a Dietetic Technician at St. John's Hospital in Elmhurst. She held the position of Food Service Supervisor at Hempstead General Hospital in Hempstead, and Food Service Supervisor and Dietitian at Franklin General Hospital in Valley Stream.
Ms. Simon worked as Director of Dietary Services and Dietitian at Nesconset Nursing Home in Nesconset, and as a Dietitian at Patchoque Nursing Center in Patchoque. She was a Consultant Dietitian at Long Island Development Center. She served as a Registered Dietitian at Parkview Nursing Home in Massapequa, and at North Shore University Hospital in Plainview. Ms. Simon was a Clinical Dietitian and Bariatric Nutritionist at Banner Mesa Medical Center in Mesa, and is presently Bariatric Coordinator and a Nutrition Specialist at Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona.
Condition: Obesity Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: Bariatric Surgery, Nutrition, Weight Management, BMI, Body Mass Index, Portion Control, Bariatric Surgery Support Groups, Food Journal
Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Bariatric, Banner Gateway, Banner Health, Banner Bariatric Center, Banner Gateway Medical Center
Location: Gilbert, Phoenix, AZ, Arizona, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Queen Creek, Higley, Apache Junction, Sun Lakes 85234
Expert: Registered Dietitian Donna Simon, Donna Simon, R.D., Clinical Dietitian Donna Simon, Bariatric Nutritionist Donna Simon
Expertise: Bariatric Nutrition, Food, Nutrition, Eat Right, Healthy Eating, Dietetics, Meal Planning, Caloric Restriction, Diet, Weight Management