Pre-op Lap Band Diet

by Amber
(Las Vegas)

Can I eat crackers on my pre op diet?

The purpose of the presurgery diet is to shrink the liver.

Typically, patients follow a low calorie, high protein diet for at least 2 weeks (and for as long as 3 months) prior to surgery. Crackers can certainly be included in small amounts as part of this type of diet.

As long as your surgeon has not prescribed a pre surgery liquid diet only, then crackers (ideally lowfat, whole wheat crackers) are FINE to eat!


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