Before Surgery

Achalasia Preop Diet

Because your esophagus does not empty well, and we cannot do surgery with food in your esophagus, we need you to be on a clear liquid diet for 48 hours prior to surgery. This means if you can see through it, you can have it; no solid food or liquids you cannot see through for 48 hours prior to surgery.

Remember- nothing to drink after midnight the night before your surgery.

Enterra Preop Diet

Because your stomach does not empty well, and we cannot do surgery with food in your stomach, we need you to be on a clear liquid diet for 48 hours prior to surgery. This means if you can see through it, you can have it; no solid food or liquids you cannot see through for 48 hours prior to surgery.

Remember- nothing to drink after midnight the night before your surgery.

Esophyx Preop Liquid Diet

Because of the nature of TIF/Esophyx surgery, your stomach needs to be completely empty on the day of surgery. For this reason, we need you to be on a clear liquid diet for 48 hours prior to surgery. This means if you can see through it, you can have it; no solid food or liquids you cannot see through for 48 hours prior to surgery.

Remember- nothing to drink after midnight the night before your surgery.

Please continue to take your reflux medication (Prilosec, Prevacid, Dexilant, etc) up until surgery and for 2 weeks after surgery.

Fundoplication Preop Diet (Nissen, Partial, LINX)

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