CF Nutrition Products for Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery, despite its inherent advantages in terms of length of stay and risk factors, prompts the question of the necessity of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) protocols.

Challenges such as postoperative nausea, vomiting, and oral intake intolerance are prevalent in bariatric procedures, with dehydration being a primary concern post-surgery.

Recent studies indicate the safety of preoperative carbohydrate consumption for obese individuals undergoing bariatric surgery, debunking previous notions of increased risks associated with gastric residuals in this patient population.

Insights from Research:
Carbohydrate loading pre-Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) has shown promise in reducing postoperative nausea and vomiting duration, challenging the traditional practice of nil per os (NPO) after midnight.

The utilization of CF(Preop)®, a complex carbohydrate drink, is advocated for bariatric patients, including those with a history of gastric bypass, with recommendations on consumption methods to enhance tolerance and prevent discomfort.

Recent research supports the intake of clear fluids up to 2 hours pre-anesthesia induction for both healthy and obese patients, emphasizing the benefits of preoperative carbohydrate conditioning in reducing insulin resistance and preserving lean body mass.

Studies have shown that preoperative carbohydrate drinks do not impact gastric emptying times in patients with type II diabetes and do not increase aspiration-related complications in laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures, highlighting the safety and efficacy of such interventions in bariatric surgery settings.

CF Nutrition’s Role in Postoperative Hydration:
Hydration poses a significant challenge for bariatric patients post-surgery due to reduced stomach capacity. CF(Rehydrate)® and CF(Rehydrate)® IMMUNITY+ offer a solution by providing enhanced hydration along with essential vitamins and minerals crucial for mitigating postoperative complications and nutrient deficiencies.

There are several ways CF Nutrition’s products can help patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Visit our website to shop now and learn more about the benefits our products can offer.

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