Post procedure diet - post fundoplication 2
This document is part of the ACI Diet Specifications for Adult Inpatients. It is not to be used for patient education.
To provide a diet appropriate for patients progressing from Fundoplication 1 diet post fundoplication surgery, to minimise pain, discomfort or obstruction at the surgical site.
Meats are minced or soft in texture. Vegetables are mashed or pureed and fortified. High fat and highly spiced foods are avoided.
Where appropriate, clinicians may consider ordering this diet for patients:
- After the first one to three weeks of Fundoplication 1 diet following fundoplication surgery or hiatus hernia repair (as clinically indicated or as per surgeons recommendations).
This diet may not be nutritionally adequate and patients will require assessment and monitoring by a dietitian.
Patients should progress to a full diet as individually tolerated.
Suitable for use in paediatrics when combined with an age-appropriate diet.
Specific menu planning guidelines
|Hot main dishes|
All pureed and served with gravy
Flaked fish with sauce
Highly spiced dishes (e.g. curry)
|Starchy vegetables / pasta / rice|
Mashed potato with added milk powder
Plain pasta, rice, noodles, quinoa, couscous and polenta
All pureed /minced in texture
Added milk and margarine may be used to increase energy density
Rolled oats, semolina, wheat biscuits and other plain cereals with milk
Cereals with dried fruit (e.g. muesli)
|Spreads||Smooth dips and spreads e.g. honey, jam without seeds, hummus, tahini and smooth nut butters||All others|
|Hot breakfast choices|
Scrambled or poached eggs, baked beans, canned spaghetti, plain omelette, semolina
|All others (including fried bacon|
Cut-up canned fruit
Soft bananas, oranges and mandarins
Large pieces fruit (e.g. apple, grapes)
Dried fruit and peel
Fibrous fruit (e.g. pineapple)
|Yoghurt||All other yoghurts and yoghurt like puddings, including those with soft fruit||Yoghurt with dried fruit, nuts or muesli|
Any desserts with hard pastry
Cakes, unless served with custard
|Milk and cheese|
Soft cheeses (e.g. cottage cheese)
Semi-hard and hard cheeses (unless used as an ingredient)
Cheese with dried fruit or nuts
Fruit juices, water, cordial, tea, coffee
|Biscuits||All others||Biscuits and crackers with dried fruit, nuts or seeds|
|Nuts, chilli, pepper, seeds|
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- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Diet after Nissen fundoplication surgery. 2003.
- Aronson BS, Yeakel S, Ferrer M, Caffrey E, Quaggin C. Care of the laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication patient. Gastroenterol Nurs 2001;24:231-6.