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What foods should I eat after pancreatic resection?

John A. Chabot
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism

Foods that are more easily digested soon after pancreatic resection include:

  • Eggs: soft boiled, hard-boiled, scrambled, poached
  • Well-steamed vegetables, carrots, squash, zucchini
  • Potatoes: mashed, steamed, boiled, baked (without the skin)
  • Chicken: broiled or grilled (without breading or skin)
  • Hard crackers: saltines or graham crackers (in small amounts)
  • Fish: steamed or broiled
  • Soft cheeses: cottage cheese, ricotta
  • Shredded or melted cheese
  • Farina, grits, oatmeal
  • Yogurt 
  • Stewed fruit or canned fruit 
  • Applesauce
  • Well-ripened melons
  • Well-cooked pastas
  • Peanut butter

If you are diabetic, you may need to adjust these suggestions to meet your dietary restrictions.

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