There are many different side effects of surgery to the digestive system, from altered bowel habits and eating difficulties to nausea and taste changes. Some of these issues can be temporary and improve over time, others can be of a permanent nature. Often there is very little information available after surgery to enable people to choose suitable foods or diets, which can lead to confusion and anxiety.
If you find that surgery has left you with symptoms that you are concerned are aggravated by the food you are eating, you may be left feeling frightened to eat and unable to enjoy your food. You may be concerned that you are losing a lot of weight since your surgery and that your energy levels and recovery have suffered.
A registered dietitian can help you to identify what dietary changes need to be made and explain why they are necessary following the type of surgery that you have had. They can also advise whether any restrictions can be relaxed as you recover from your surgery and support you to identify when to try reintroducing foods that you may be avoiding.
With many years of experience in working with people who have had various different types of surgery, I can support you through the changes you need to make so you can enjoy eating without fear of any unwanted side effects.
Expert advice can be provided for those with stomas, intestinal resections or those who have had upper GI surgery such as Gastrectomy, Oesophagectomy or anti- reflux surgery.