The Nicholson Clinic is devoted to helping our patients succeed every step of the way. That’s why we’ve created nutrition videos to help patients follow the Pre-Op, Post-Op, and Maintenance diet requirements that are crucial to success. Below are four videos from our medical staff for patients at key stages in their surgery process.
Pre-Op Diet – 2 Weeks Prior to Surgery
Preparing for surgery? Maximize your weight loss and watch Dr. Thomas Roshek and Erika Avila and Cristina Edge, Nicholson Clinic MAs / Patient Care Advocates, review the Pre-Op Diet, discuss why it’s important and how to best prepare your body for surgery.
Post-Op Diet Stage 1, Days 1-21 After Surgery
The first three weeks after surgery are crucial for minimizing complications and maximizing your recovery. Watch Emma Cummins, Physician Assistant, and Erika Avila and Cristina Edge, Nicholson Clinic MAs / Patient Care Advocates, cover the basics of the full liquid post-op stage 1 diet, and offer advice on incorporating protein and staying hydrated.
Post-Op Diet Stage 2, Days 22-42 After Surgery
It's time to transition from a full-liquid diet to the soft solid food stage. Watch Adam Brown, Physician Assistant, and Erika Avila and Cristina Edge, Nicholson Clinic MAs / Patient Care Advocates, explain the Stage 2 Post-Op Diet, why it’s important and general guidelines to follow. They cover the types of food to eat, foods to avoid, and sample menu ideas.
Post-Op Stage 3, Days 43 After Surgery & Beyond
It's important to slowly transition from the soft food stage to solids. Watch Dr. Brian Long, and Erika Avila and Cristina Edge, Nicholson Clinic MAs / Patient Care Advocates, explain the Stage 3 Post-Op Diet. They cover helpful tips, what to eat in the maintenance phase and beyond. Here’s some helpful references going forward as well: Food Source List and 10 Day Reset