Diet Stages Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

Stages 1 and 2 are same as RYGB and sleeve gastrectomy (SG).

Stage 3: Days 11-14 Puree with high-protein smoothies. Pureed

chicken in soup, mashed tuna with mayo, cottage cheese with pureed peaches, protein smoothies, creamed soups, sugar-free popsicles

Eat 3-5 times/day. NO: fluids with meals Consume 48-60 oz. fluid/day

Stage 4: Days 15-30 Soft Cooked Foods: Scrambled egg, pureed/

chopped turkey or chicken or pork, cooked vegetables, ripe avocado, cooked or frozen pureed fruit, coffee/tea. Continue protein smoothies

Eat 3-5 times/day. NO: fluids with meals. Stage 5: 1-2 months Diet as tolerated: well cooked, soft meats,

cooked vegetables, soft fresh, or frozen fruits (no peels or seeds)

Eat 3-5 times/day. High-protein food at each meal. No fluids with meals

Stage 6: Laparoscopic Full liquid diet 1-2 days postfill before adjustable gastric advancing as tolerated

banding (LAGB) fill

Nutrition and Bariatric Surgery [2] and the ASMBS Textbook of Bariatric Surgery [3] provide similar surgery staging protocols for RYGB, SG, and LAGB.

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