Einstein’s transplantation team includes a registered dietitian, who mentors and advises patients suffering from liver disease.
Our registered dietitian uses a personal approach to every patient, working with fellow Einstein hepatologists, surgeons and nurses to create individual nutrition plans that are the foundation of your recovery.
Improving Liver Function
Maintaining a healthy liver through proper nutrition can reverse some liver conditions, prepare your body for transplantation, and assist recovery after receiving a new liver. Some liver diseases, like fatty liver, are even treatable through better nutrition. Our registered dietitian crafts a dietary regimens aimed at improving liver health for both outpatient and inpatient cases.
Preparing for Transplantation
Before your transplant, you’ll meet with our registered dietitian to learn about your nutritional health and establish important eating goals before and after your transplant.
Why Nutrition is So Important After Surgery
Following your transplant, you will continue to make frequent clinic visits to monitor your health and healing. These include appointments with a dietitian to ensure optimal post-transplant nutrition including:
- Avoiding foods that may interact poorly with your medication
- Coping without foods that increase risk for weight gain, high blood pressure and high blood sugar
- Controlling high blood pressure or cholesterol through your diet
- Planning your grocery shopping and provide delicious and healthy recipes
A Fresh Start with Your New Liver
Proper nutrition after liver transplant can give you a new lease on life. We will meet with you and your family before you're discharged to explain how eating the right foods will help you regain your energy, stamina and health.
Dietary changes, especially after major surgery, aren't easy. That's why our team will work with you to make sure you're meeting your goals and constantly improving.