Three weeks post-op:
Soft fish: Fillet of sole, red snapper, flounder, cod, tilapia, orange roughy, crappie, trout, whiting, catfish, swai, tuna and salmon
Other seafood: shellfish (ex. Shrimp, lobster, crab, scallops) and tougher fish (swordfish, shark, mahi-mahi) will need to be pureed
Four weeks post-op:
Soft or pureed low-fiber vegetables such as green beans or carrots. Texture needs to be like canned vegetables, use pureed baby food vegetables. Avoid: hard, large seeds, tough skins, corn, celery and stalks of broccoli.
Six weeks post-op:
Thinned mashed potatoes with skim or 1% milk. Make sure there are no lumps in the mashed potatoes before swallowing.