Such a diet is prescibed to avoid the potential complication of solid food becoming "stuck" at the gastric anastomosis and causing obstruction of the passage. If the this passage becomes blocked, there can be serious consequences with severe vomiting and dehydration which may lead to a coma and death.
These Q&A’s are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.