Pre-Op Diet


The Pre-Op Diet (purchase 1 month prior to surgery)

As you approach surgery, make sure you have everything you need for your 2-week Pre-Op diet.

1200 Calorie Pre-Op Diet

Goal: 1200 calories, 60-80 grams of protein every day - lose 5% of starting weight.
Purpose:
To shrink liver to ensure a safe operation.
Mandatory!
Surgery can be cancelled if liver is too large to do surgery safely.

This diet consists mainly of high protein shakes or incorporating protein into a variety of drinks or recipes. For unflavored protein we recommend Doc Hale Nutrition. Use code “DRNICK” at checkout for $5 off. 

Other options include Ascent or Isopure. For patients with dairy issues, we recommend Now Sports egg protein or Evolve protein, which is plant based.                

You can have protein drinks or protein bars for any meal or snack when you are hungry. For bars, we recommend Bari Life. Use code “DRNICK” at checkout for 10% off your first order. Once per day you are allowed to have an actual meal within the guidelines provided.

Please feel free to contact our office or dietitians with any questions, concerns, or comments.

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