A diagnosis of liver cancer or pancreatic cancer raises many questions, including concerns about food and nutrition. What should you eat following your surgery? Can certain foods improve your health or reduce surgical side effects? What should you avoid?
At Atlanta Liver & Pancreas Surgical Specialists, our liver and pancreas specialists are here with answers. We believe in food and nutrition as part of a short and long-term, holistic treatment plan for those with liver or pancreas cancer and complex cancers of the abdomen and upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
That is why we provide personalized counseling and services to help you make the best choices.
Robin Benardot, RN, CSO is a licensed, registered dietitian who specializes in oncology and the nutritional effects of digestive system surgeries.
Before and after surgical procedures, you will meet with Robin in our clinic. The visit reviews ways to improve your nutrition based on your history, disease type, planned procedure and/or chemotherapy. She also provides education to help you make informed food and nutrition choices. The results of your visit are discussed in real-time with your surgical oncologist in the clinic.
Our doctors work closely with our oncology dietitian and inpatient team to develop a personalized nutrition plan for you. The plan is based on a complete health assessment and nutrition analysis. It is tailored for your specific surgery and nutrition needs.
Robin can help you manage surgical side effects. We offer support with issues like loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, change in taste or smell, and diarrhea or constipation.