Surgical Associates of South Florida has compiled a pre and post-procedure dietary plan for patients planning to have an Orbera™ Gastric Balloon implanted. It is important to for patients to follow this pre and post-procedure dietary plan in order to achieve optimal results of your Orbera™ Gastric Balloon. Throughout the course of their pre and post-procedure dietary plan, patients will be prescribed an acid reflux medication like Nexium or Prevacid, which they should start taking a week prior to their Orbera™ procedure. Some patients may also be prescribed other medications post-procedure to help treat symptoms that may arise.
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48 Hours Prior to Orbera™ Gastric Balloon Procedure: Liquid Diet
48 hours prior to your procedure you should only consume liquids. Dietary options include nonfat milk, weak coffee, soups without foods, protein shakes, and low-fat yogurt.
24 Hours Prior to Orbera™ Gastric Balloon Procedure: Clear Liquid Diet
The day before your Orbera™ gastric balloon procedure your diet should consist of only clear liquids. We suggest options like sugar-free jello, bottled, tap, or spring water, no-calorie vitamin-enriched water, and clear chicken, vegetable, or beef stock.
Day of Orbera™ Gastric Balloon Procedure
Starting at midnight the day of your procedure you should not have anything to eat or drink. Three hours prior to your Orbera™ procedure you should take an Amend with a minimal sip of water and allow the Zofran tablet to dissolve under your tongue.
You may experience some gastric discomfort throughout the first week after your Orbera™ procedure. In order to minimize discomfort and ensure you achieve optimal results, we recommend you follow this post-procedure dietary plan.
24 to 48 Hours After Procedure: Clear Liquids only
For the few days following your procedure, we recommend you consume only clear liquids to minimize any gastric discomfort you may be feeling and to allow your stomach to adjust to the balloon. It is important to stay hydrated following your procedure, so you should avoid caffeinated beverages like coffee, teas, and sodas as these beverages can lead to dehydration.
Day 2-7 After Procedure: Full Liquid Diet
Approximately two to three days after your Orbera™ Gastric Balloon procedure you can begin to incorporate more filling liquids, like protein shakes and strained soups, into your diet.
- Low-fat yogurt
- Weak Coffee
- Nonfat Milk
Week Two: Pureed Foods
About two weeks after the procedure, you should be ready to consume foods with a bit more substance. Pureed food is an important part of the transition from a liquid diet to food with more consistency.
- Low-fat smoothies
- Cottage cheese
- Pureed soups
- Pureed fruits and vegetables
- Baby food
Week Three: Soft Foods
The third week following your procedure is when you begin to reintroduce soft, solid foods back into your diet. We recommend soft foods that are low in carbohydrates, fats, and calories. If you feel any pressure or discomfort, you should slow down your consumption or stop eating.
- Canned meats like chicken, tuna, or salmon
- Boiled Eggs
Week Four: Solid Foods
About four weeks after your Orbera™ gastric balloon procedure, you should be able to begin introducing solid foods back into your diet. You should introduce solid foods one at a time to see how your body is able to digest each food. We recommend starting with cooked solid foods and slowly working up to raw and hard foods.
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Lean meats (grilled, baked, or steamed)
- Soft or hard-boiled eggs
- Salad with light vinegar-based dressings
We recommend you maintain light activity, like easy walking, for the first week after your procedure. You can begin easing your way back into your normal workout routine about two weeks after the procedure. About a month after the procedure you should be working out regularly with no limitations. We encourage patients to send in their workout logs and MyFitnessPal macros each week to show us your progress in between your follow up appointments.
Contact our office in Miami today for more information about our pre and post-Orbera™ procedure dietary plan. We look forward to hearing from you!