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Gastrectomy diet: Nutrition guidelines  
Abstract:  This handout gives dietary guidelines to follow after having a gastrectomy, surgery to remove some or all of the stomach. After a gastrectomy, people usually need to eat soft foods that are high in protein and low in sugar. The handout includes an explanation of "dumping syndrome" and how to prevent it, tables listing foods that are OK and foods to avoid on a soft gastrectomy diet, special drink recipes, and a sample menu.
Author: Food and Nutrition Services
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2011, October 1, 2015
UWMC Availability:  Food and Nutrition Services; Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
General Topics:  Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Nutrition; Digestive System Disorders
Specific Subject(s):  Surgery; Stomach; Menus; Meal Preparation; Gastrointestinal System; Dietary Guidelines; Diet
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Booklet
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

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