2-3 days after surgery only liquid or semi-liquid (porridge-like) nourishment may be consumed
Lean/non-fat soup and puréed sauces
Buttermilk, yoghurt or whey drinks
After the first three days the patient may change from semi-liquid to soft foods:
Puréed vegetables, soft-cooked vegetables
Soft-cooked pastas (ribbon noodles, or any type of small/thin pasta)
Mashed potatoes or dumplings
Compote, bananas, berries
Semolina or rice pudding, custard
Sliced bread with no crusts
Low-fat quark, cheese spread, paté or terrine
During this phase, it is extremely important to forgo the consumption of raw fruit (except bananas) and raw vegetables as well as abrasive, coarsely ground full-grain products.
After about 3 or 4 weeks, patients should gradually move onto firm foods. However difficulty may occur when consuming some foods, particularly at the beginning.