Dietary Guidelines After an Appendicectomy

Appendicectomy, the surgical removal of the appendix, is a common procedure performed by Dr. Mahak Bhandari, a renowned general, laparoscopic, and robotic surgeon. After undergoing this surgery, patients often wonder about their dietary choices during the recovery period.

Here are some essential dietary guidelines to follow post-appendicectomy:

  1. Start Slowly: In the initial days after surgery, your digestive system may be sensitive. Begin with clear liquids like water, broth, and clear juices. Slowly progress to semi-solid and then solid foods as tolerated.
  2. High-Fiber Foods: Gradually reintroduce high-fiber foods into your diet. These include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Fibre aids in digestion and prevents constipation, which is common after surgery.
  3. Lean Proteins: Incorporate lean protein sources like chicken, turkey, fish, and tofu into your meals. Protein is crucial for tissue repair and healing.
  4. Avoid Gas-Inducing Foods: Some foods, such as beans, cabbage, and carbonated beverages, can cause gas and discomfort. Limit these foods during your recovery.
  5. Hydration: Stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Proper hydration supports healing and helps prevent constipation.
  6. Smaller, Frequent Meals: Instead of large meals, opt for smaller, more frequent meals and snacks. This can ease digestion and prevent overloading your stomach.
  7. Avoid Fatty and Spicy Foods: Greasy or spicy dishes can be harder to digest and may irritate your stomach. It’s best to avoid them, at least initially.
  8. Dairy Products: Some individuals may experience temporary lactose intolerance after surgery. If dairy products cause discomfort, consider lactose-free alternatives or dairy digestion supplements.
  9. Monitor Your Tolerance: Pay attention to how your body responds to different foods. If something causes discomfort, take note and avoid it until you feel better.
  10. Gradual Return to Normal Diet: As your body heals and you regain your appetite, you can slowly transition back to your regular diet. Continue to prioritize balanced meals and a variety of nutrients.
  11. Consult with Dr. Mahak Bhandari: If you have specific dietary concerns or questions about your post-appendicectomy diet, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Mahak Bhandari. They can provide personalized guidance based on your unique recovery progress.

Remember that everyone’s recovery is unique, and what works for one person may not work for another. It’s essential to listen to your body and make adjustments to your diet as needed. Following these dietary guidelines can help support your healing process and ensure a smoother recovery after an appendicectomy performed by Dr. Mahak Bhandari, a trusted expert in surgical care.


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