Registered Dietitian Donna Simon shares if you will feel hungry 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.:
None of my patients have ever starved or were hungry after any of their bariatric surgeries.
The gastric sleeve I’d have to say is probably one of the ones that my patients come back to tell me, I am never hungry. I always have to remind myself to eat and set a timer.
My gastric bypass, they are so used to eating smaller portions because we have it drilled into their heads that they do, you know, if they get hungry they will call me saying what am I doing wrong.
And a lot of times it’s you know, they are either eating and drinking at the same time and that’s one rule we do not allow because no matter what surgery, your pouch is filled with food, and now you are drinking, you are flushing the food out.
So what’s going to happen in ten minutes? You are going to be hungry so you are going to re-eat.
So I mean a lot of the patients, they have learned the rules of eating but when it comes to the band, a lot of them do get hungry and that usually means they need a band adjustment.
Or if they are still hungry I use to tell them have some fluids first, have some water because maybe you really aren’t hungry, you are just filling into your old ways of eating.
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.
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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