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why no alcohol after gastric bypass surgery?

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Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Calories, ulcers: Alcohol contains lots of calories and is not nutritional. After surgery, alcohol enters the bloodstream more quickly than before surgery. The intoxicating effects of alcohol occur sooner than before surgery and after smaller amounts are ingested. It is best to avoid drinking alcohol for at least six months after surgery, since it can be irritating to the stomach pouch and cause ulcers.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Alcohol ; bypass: You can have alcohol after a bypass but in moderation. Keep in mind that sweet drinks can cause dumping syndrome. Also, your tolerance will be much less than before so be careful. Lastly, alcoholic drinks (like beer and wine) can contain a lot of calories and you can gain weight from drinking too much.
Dr. Brad Snyder
Dr. Brad Snyder commented
Specializes in General Surgery
It takes longer to sober up after a few drinks too. So keep this in mind when you are leaving a party, for example.
Apr 3, 2014

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