After Surgery

Important Rules for LAP-BAND® patients to be aware of:

  • Eat only 3 small meals a day

  • Eat slowly and chew thoroughly (15-20 times a bite)

  • Stop eating as soon as you feel full

  • Do not eat between meals

  • Eat only good quality food. Solid food is more important than liquid food. In fact, the LAP-BAND® will have no effect if you only consume liquid food as it will pass right through.

  • Avoid fibrous food (asparagus, pineapple, rhubarb, broccoli, artichokes, celery), as it may not digest well. Dried fruits are likely to swell and get stuck in the new opening of the stomach. Doughy or sticky foods like white bread, popcorn, and coconut can also obstruct the LAP-BAND®.

  • Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water per day

  • Drink only low-calorie or zero-calorie liquids

  • Exercise daily

  • It is a good idea to take a Multivitamin daily to ensure proper nutrition.

  • Make sure you are getting enough protein, 65 grams recommended daily

  • Please follow a liquid diet for 24 hours following a LAP-BAND® fill.

  • Please call our office immediately at 636-931-4744 if you are experiencing any pain, discomfort or any of these unusual symptoms (vomiting, new onset of reflux, night coughs). These situations typically do not improve on their own.


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