Dietary Information

Diets for GI Disease

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Diet​​ – For patients needing to decrease symptoms associated with the reflux of gastric fluid into the esophagus.
  • ​Gastroparesis – Often improved with a low-fat diet combined with a low fiber or low residue diet.
  • ​Low Fiber Diet – Also known as “low residue diet, it is often prescribed as a dietary treatment for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and acute diverticular disease.
  • Constipation Nutrition Therapy – Used to relieve bloating, abdominal pain, and gas.


Post-Surgical Diets

  • ​​Full Liquid Diet – Used post‐operatively, usually a transitional diet from clear liquid to regular diet.
  • Esophageal Soft Diet​ – Used for patients who have had surgery of the esophagus or stomach.
  • Low Fiber Diet – Also known as “low residue diet,” is often used before or after lower bowel surgery.
  • Colostomy Diet – Used when part of the large intestine (colon) is removed or bypassed and the functioning colon is brought to the abdominal wall; high fiber foods are to be avoided.
  • Ileostomy Diet – Used when the entire colon, rectum, and anus are removed or bypassed. The part of the small intestine called the ileum is brought through the abdominal wall.
  • Anti-Dumping Syndrome Diet – Used for patients who develop dumping syndrome following surgery on the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Post-Nissen Fundoplication Diet – Provides guidance on the amount of food to eat in one sitting and how the body will handle food following whipple surgery.


Tube Feeding

  • Tube Feeding ​- For any person with a functioning gastrointestinal tract who is unable to eat a normal diet or who is unable to eat enough to stay healthy.


Parenteral Nutrition

  • Parenteral Nutrition – For any person with a non-functioning gastrointestinal tract; it completely bypasses the normal processes of ingestion, digestion, and absorption of nutrients and is typically composed of dextrose (sugar), amino acids (protein), lipids (fat), electrolytes, trace elements, and vitamins.