What can I eat after minimally invasive appendectomy?« Back to Questions List

After minimally invasive surgery for appendicitis, there will be abdominal distention, and only after the anus is exhausted can the diet be started. At first, you can eat only a small amount of simple liquid food, such as rice soup, etc., and gradually increase the amount according to the patient's physical condition. After the gastrointestinal function is restored on the second to third day after exhaustion, you can eat semi-liquid food and soft food, such as thin porridge and noodle soup. It is conducive to the recovery of the patient's gastrointestinal function and at the same time does not increase the burden on the gastrointestinal tract. If there is no abdominal discomfort such as bloating or belching, the next step is to eat normally.

After resuming normal diet, you should mainly eat easily digestible foods rich in vitamins, proteins and high calories, with small and frequent meals, such as chicken and fish, and eat more vegetables and fruits to keep the bowel movement smooth, so as not to cause constipation, which leads to increased abdominal pressure and is not conducive to incision healing.
The diet after minimally invasive appendicitis surgery should be light, avoiding spicy and cold foods such as chili, coffee, strong tea, fried foods, and so on. During the recovery period, it is also important to avoid foods that produce a lot of gas, such as milk, soy milk, radishes, and overly sweet foods.

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Asked on June 7, 2023 7:43 pm