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4 Diet Tips For Healthy Recovery After SIPS Weight Loss Surgery

Stomach Intestinal Pylorus Sparing Surgery, also known as SIPS, is a modification of the duodenal switch. SIPS surgery, not only results in fewer complications, such as short bowel syndrome, but also reduces other nutritional deficiencies while facilitating sustainable weight loss. The surgery is a modification to current duodenal switch surgery, that primarily preserves the pyloric valve and forms a sleeve of the stomach. One of the key aspects to expedite recovery after SIPS surgery, is to follow a healthy diet plan, which not only helps you recover faster from the surgery, but also ensures that the patient doesn’t gain weight. Continuing the discussion further, here are four diet tips for a healthy recovery after SIPS bariatric surgery. Take a look.

SIPS Bariatric Surgery in Perth, Australia - Dr. Ravi Rao

1. Shop Smart

The type of food you consume determines your life after bariatric surgery. Often, surgeons prepare recovery diet plans for patients before and after weight loss surgery, to aid faster recovery and ensure sustainable weight loss. You must also incorporate certain useful shopping changes to ensure that your body fat level doesn’t relapse to its previous state. You should avoid shopping for carbonated drinks, and instead go for healthier options such as green tea, and low sugar health drinks including skim milk, low fat yogurt, and chicken broth. You can also invest in chew-able multivitamins and tums to aid your recovery.

2. Prioritize Protein Intake

Protein is one of the key elements for healthy recovery from SIPS weight loss procedure. Protein contains vital amino acids that help in maintaining muscle tissues and enhance healing. Your body takes more time to break down protein molecules, and is directly assimilated into the body, unlike other macro-nutrients such as carbohydrates and saturated fats. On an average, an adult male requires a minimum of 60 to 70 grams of protein on a daily basis, while this amount scales down to hover between 50  to 60 grams for an adult female. Nutritionists  suggest several varieties of meal supplements that will help you recover fast after SIPS weight loss surgery. These supplements may include protein shakes, smoothies, and soups.

Related read – A Comprehensive Guide to SIPS Weight Loss Surgical Procedure

3. Hydration is Important

One thing that you must take care of, after bariatric surgery is  to dehydrate yourself. Loading up your body with liquids, not only keeps your body hydrated, but also keeps body  tissues supple and flexible. Nutritionists advise on consuming a minimum of 64 ounces of water and other liquids on daily basis, wherein you start with water, immediately after surgery, and then gradually move onto low-calorie liquids, such as tea and fruit juices. That said, you must avoid consuming liquid while having meals or within a 30 minutes window, before and after meals, because it will put pressure on your newly modified stomach.

4. Discuss Diet Progression

After surgery, you just cannot relapse on  your older eating habits and patterns, as it will negate any benefits of the SIPS surgery. Once you complete the initial healing process, you can start consuming small quantities of prescribed food items. Gradually move from water, to pureed foods, and finally to solid foods. Typically, the diet plans for patients include the following phases:

  • Phase 1 (lasts the first two weeks after surgery), wherein you consume only liquids.
  • Phase 2 (starts from the third week and continues upto the sixth week), wherein you can consume food in pureed form.
  • Phase 3 (that starts from the seventh week and continues beyond), wherein you can start to consume small portions of solid soft foods.

Wrapping Up

Stomach Intestinal Pylorus Sparing Surgery helps overcome after surgery complications associated with gastric bypass, such as marginal ulcers, dumping syndrome, and excess food intolerance. SIPS surgery is a quick operative procedure . In addition, post surgical recovery is also quicker and more sustainable than most surgical procedures for weight loss. Consult a reputable bariatric surgeon before resorting to any diet plan after SIPS weight loss surgery.


Understanding SIPS: Surgical Correction for Failed Sleeve Gastrectomy

understanding-sips-surgical-correction-for-failed-sleeve-gastrectomySleeve gastrectomy is one of several bariatric procedures that facilitate weight loss in obese patients. Undergoing a sleeve gastrectomy ensures the desired weight loss results only if the patient is ready to adapt to post-surgery guidelines in terms of lifestyle changes. Patients that fail to adhere to the strict dietary and exercise regimen required after weight loss surgery often experience a relapse in  the long term. In the event of a relapse, the surgeon may recommend a revision surgery known as SIPS (stomach intestinal pylorus sparing surgery). It is fast becoming an option all over the world for patients who experience inadequate weight loss, regain weight, and efficacy in those with super morbid obesity. Continuing the discussion, the blog post discusses in detail about SIPS. Take a look.

How SIPS Works

SIPS is simple, safe, and gives the same results as in primary Duodenal Switch (DS) patients. It requires no new skills over doing a RY-DS or a RY-GBP. There are three major steps involved in performing SIPS surgery:

  • Creating a sleeve gastrectomy
  • Transecting the small intestine at the duodenum, just beyond the outlet valve of stomach (pylorus).
  • In a primary case , a major portion of the stretchable portion of the stomach is permanently removed while maintaining the basic stomach function.
  • Nearly half of the small intestine is bypassed via a loop that connects the lower part of the small intestine (ileum) to the opening at the duodenum. The loop is 300 cm in length.

Benefits of SIPS

  • It is a good option for people with failed sleeve gastrectomy.
  • Gives greater weight-loss results
  • Effective procedure to lower cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Effective procedure in remission of type-II Diabetes
  • Less frequent bowel movements and vitamin deficiencies owing to the longer common channel
  • Moving from sleeve gastrectomy to SIPS gastric surgery is technically simpler and has fewer complications than RY-GBP or RY-DS.
  • SIPS surgery, with minimum 300 cm of common channel, features similar metabolic and nutritional defects as a traditional RY-GBP and RY-DS.
  • Sleeve to SIPS procedure has lower long-term complications than other procedures involving similar malnutrition rate and weight loss profiles.

Success Stories

Surgeons in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, shared some data at the ICCDS conference, which showed that staged sleeve to DS patients lost the same amount of weight long term as primary DS patients. In other findings published by Bariatric Times in Salt Lake City, it was found that patients that underwent conversion of SG to  SIPS, which is a modification of a traditional RY-DS to a loop DS, lost similar amounts of weight as primary surgeries performed in the first year after the SG.

Wrapping Up

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a common procedure for weight loss in obese people. SIPS is the new kid on the bariatric block designed to help patients who experience inadequate weight loss from GS or go through a relapse. Experts at Perth Surgical and Bariatrics perform Gastric sleeve on many obese patients and we deploy a treatment regime designed to mitigate chances of relapse in our patients long term. To learn more about GS, SIPS or any other weight loss or revision procedure, simply fill out our contact form, we will get back to you, shortly. You can also call us at 08 9370 9686.