Our expert says:
Are you having a hiatus hernia op (repair to the oesophagus?) or a standard hernia (e.g. abdominal, etc) operation? Unless you are having a hiatus hernia op you don't need a special diet. Your sister on the other hand should consult a clinical dietitian (check the List of Dietitians on this Website or phone 082-593-0276 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or look in your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages, to find a dietitian in your area), before she has the operation. The dietitian will work out a liquid diet for her which will assist with the post-operative recovery. This would also apply in your case if you have a hiatus hernia op or repair.
Don't be scared, thousands of people have successful operations every day.
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