Diet and Lifestyle Gastric Bypass Gastric Sleeve

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

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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US-registered Bariatric Dietitian
Katelyn Mock is a US-registered Bariatric Dietitian certified by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. With more than 8 years of experience in formulating and reviewing diet programs across various hospital settings, Katelyn has also served as the Lead Bariatric Dietitian for the Ohio State University Medical Center.

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