"Dumping Syndrome" after Surgery
Can you help me better manage "dumping syndrome?" I have had such a hard time with eating after my stomach cancer surgery. Do certain foods make it worse? Is this going to be a permanent problem?
Katrina Claghorn, Registered Dietician at Penn Medicine responds:
Dumping Syndrome is usually a temporary problem experienced after gastric surgery. The foods best tolerated are:
I would also suggest you meet with a Registered Dietitian to help you develop a meal plan that addresses your GI problems while meeting your nutritional needs.
This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the entire transcript from the Focus on GI Cancers webchat.