Post-Op Diet: Week 1

When you are making your trip home post-surgery, be sure to rest frequently while at the airport, take repeated short walks, and sip plenty of clear liquids. Be careful with your luggage – no lifting, pushing, or pulling over 20 pounds for 6 weeks post-surgery. Once you are back home, please sip only clear liquids for the next day or two. Protein-enhanced waters are permitted. Listen to your body!

A good exercise plan will include aerobic or cardio exercise, which gets the heart rate up gradually, resistance or strength training, and flexibility or stretching. Before you start any exercise regimen, make sure to get approval from your doctor at home.

Broth

You may have any type of low-fat broth, including vegetable, beef, chicken, ham, bone, etc.

JELL-O

Sugar-free JELL-O is the best choice, but if it is unavailable while traveling, then you can have regular JELL-O. Once you are back home, you should stick with only sugar-free JELL-O.

The small JELL-O cups have only 10 calories, and you can have as many as you want (they are unlimited). You can have any flavor or color you want. Bypass patients, please use sugar-free JELL-O only, even while traveling.

Protein Water

At this point in your recovery, it is perfectly fine to sip up to three bottles of protein-enhanced water per day.

Juice

You can sip small servings of clear juices, like apple, grape, or cranberry. If you want to, you can continue to dilute the juices with some water. Please sip fluids every 10 to 15 minutes to ensure that you are drinking enough liquids to prevent dehydration. One half a cup of fluids per hour will keep you covered. Again, bypass patients will want to be careful with regular juices and opt for the no sugar added juices and sugar-free fluids.

 

Gatorade & Flavored Water

At this point, you are permitted to have Gatorade Zero, Mio, Powerade Zero, and Crystal Light. No decaffeinated coffee or teas until at least 2 weeks post-surgery, and it is best to wait 4 to 6 weeks for regular coffee and teas. Remember that coffee and teas can be acidic in the stomach, especially for a new tummy trying to heal.

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CREDENTIALS

Dr. Elías Ortiz, Bariatrics

Professional License Number: 8684409

Federal Taxpayers Registry: OIGJ810323D28

CURP: OIGJ810323HBCRMS08

Qualifications

Undergraduate Degree in Medicine (1999–2004), Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Baja California
– Overall average: 8.85 / 10

Undergraduate Internship (2004–2005), Regional General Hospital No. 1, IMSS, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
– Overall average: 9.49 / 10

Social Service (2005–2006), Mobile Unit No. 19, SSA, Tijuana, Baja California Mexico.

Graduate Professional XXXI National Aspiring medical residencies
– Place finish in specialty group (Surgery): 32 of 3602.

General Surgery Specialty (2008-2012), Medical Unit of High Specialty, West National Medical Center, Mexican Social Security Institute
– Total Rating: 96.40 / 100.

Certifications

Certificate of Accreditation of Foreign Language Skills: English. April 22, 2006, at the Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico

Resident Coordinator of General Surgery, generation 2008–2009, Regional General Hospital No. 45, Mexican Social Security Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Chief Resident in General Surgery, 2011–2012 in Medical Unit of High Specialty, West National Medical Center, Mexican Social Security Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Professional Experience

2nd Regional and International Congress on Obesity conducted by the Association for the Study of Obesity and its complications AC.
– May 2004, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery
– General session speaker
– Regional General Hospital No. 45, May 15, 2008, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery
– General session speaker
– Zapopan General Hospital, November 5, 2008, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)
– General session speaker
– Regional General Hospital No. 45, February 12, 2009, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

1stCourse News and Controversies in Surgical GERD
– April 2009, Regional General Hospital No. 45, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Laparoscopic Surgery Program in the Regional General Hospital No. 1
– Social Security Institute, April–May 2010, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Laparoscopic Surgery Program in the Regional General Hospital No. 1
– Social Security Institute, June–August 2011, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Gastric Plication Surgery Mini Fellowship
– Hospital Angeles Tijuana, November 2011

Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery Mini Fellowship
– Hospital Angeles Tijuana, December 2011

Bariatric Surgery Program at Hospital Angeles Tijuana
– November–December 2011, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Theoretical and Practical Course XIV of Endoscopic Surgery, AMCE, AC
– Medical Unit of High Specialty, West National Medical Center Gdl, Jal. January–February 2012

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