Foods to Avoid

Foods Not Recommended After Surgery

“Sticky” Foods

  • Soft bread (it can plug up the pouch outlet)
  • Sticky or sweet rice
  • Spaghetti and other pasta
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • High-fat cheese, melted cheese
  • Raisins, prunes, and other dried fruits (these are too sweet)

Crunchy Foods

  • Granola and other cereals with nuts
  • Raw vegetables, salad
  • Nuts and popcorn
  • Chips

Tough Foods

  • Tough or chewy meat
  • Whole pieces of corn or whole peas (puree these foods before eating)

High-Fat Foods

  • Butter, margarine, and oil
  • Regular mayonnaise, sour cream, cream cheese, salad dressing
  • Whole milk and half-and-half
  • Ice cream, cakes, cookies, pies, and other desserts
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Luncheon meats
  • Gravy

Foods with Seeds, Peels, or Husks

  • Strawberries and other berries
  • Corn (unless pureed)
  • Peas (unless pureed)