The dietitian works with the HPB medical team to provide care to in-patients that are having treatment/surgery to their liver, bile duct, gallbladder or pancreas.
Advice and support is given to those:
- Who are struggling to meet their nutritional needs before and after surgery to allow for effective wound healing
- Who may experience problems with digestion or absorption following surgery
- Who require nutritional support either parenterally (intravenously) or enterally (orally or via a feeding tube) to meet their nutritional needs
- Who need to take Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy (PERT) to help with the absorption of their food.