Gastric bypass surgery is a major procedure that can help individuals lose weight and improve their overall health. After the surgery, it is important to follow a specific meal schedule to ensure that the body is getting the nutrients it needs. For those who have undergone gastric bypass surgery, it is recommended to start with six small meals a day. This can then be reduced to four meals, and eventually three meals a day if the patient is following a regular diet.
Each meal should consist of between half a cup and one cup of food. Additionally, it is important to drink at least 8 cups (1.9 liters) of liquid per day to avoid dehydration. Balsama is an expert in bariatric procedures, including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and bariatric revision procedures. He offers these services to patients from the South Jersey area.