Clear Liquid Diet

A clear liquid diet helps maintain adequate hydration, provides important electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, and will give you energy. You must follow a clear liquid diet 3 days before your surgery and for the first 5 to 7 days post-surgery. It is important to follow the recommendations of the clear liquid diet, as it helps to shrink the liver and clean out the digestive track before surgery, which will decrease the amount of gasses post-surgery.

After surgery, the clear liquid diet gives your new tummy or pouch time to heal. You can have any color of no sugar added fruit and vegetable juices, sugar-free JELL-O, and sugar-free popsicles. Remember that surgery day counts as day three of the clear liquid diet prep.

The following liquids are allowed on a clear liquid diet:
  • Water (plain or flavored) – you can have up to three of the waters that already have some protein in them, such as Premiere Protein Waters, Kirkland brand protein waters, Isopure, etc. Please do not add Genepro to water on the clear liquid phase of the diet prep.
 
  • Fruit juices without pulp, such as apple, purple grape, white grape, cranberry, etc. – you should dilute with water and limit consumption to three 8 oz glasses of juice per day (8 oz before you dilute them with water).
 
  • Sugar-free gelatin

 

  • Decaf tea or coffee without milk or cream

 

  • Diet vegetable juices
 
  • Sports drinks, such as Powerade Zero, zero calorie Propel, Crystal Light, etc.
 
  • Clear, fat-free, and low sodium broths (bouillon or consommé) – bone, vegetable, chicken, and beef broth are all good choices.

 

  • Sugar-free hard candy, such as lemon drops or peppermint rounds (just a few per day to help with the dry mouth)
 
  •  Sugar-free popsicles (without milk, pieces of fruit, seeds, or nuts)
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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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