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Post Surgery Diet and Weight

Hi there- I'm concerned about my weight post surgery. My family is not blessed with "good genes" and I work very hard to stay trim. I stay active and follow Michael Pollan's writings on diet almost to a T. Real food, mostly plants and not too much.

What can I expect after surgery? I'm not looking to lose weight, just maintain. Do most people find that they have to be even more diligent and/or increase activity?
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replied December 13th, 2009
I am not sure if you are undergoing surgery for gallstones or not (it is not clear from your inquiry). However, if you continue to eat a healthy and balanced plant-based diet, and you continue to avoid excess calories (and assuming you continue to exercise regularly), then having your gallbladder and gallstones, by itsdelf, should not appreciably affect your weight.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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