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Why is pureed diet phase in gastric sleeve longer than in bypass?

Pureed Diet Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass

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Our Bariatric Nutritionist Answers:

Gastric sleeve patients generally require a pureed diet longer than Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, gastric banding, or other surgical weight loss patients because with the sleeve, there is a longer suture line where a large portion of the stomach (almost 75%) of it is cut away. This internal suture line needs more time to heal and purees are easier for the stomach to tolerate than softer foods.

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