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How long after gastric sleeve surgery can you drink alcohol?

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Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 36 years experience
Ask your surgeon.: Certainly not while you're still on pain medicine, but check with your surgeon.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Remember, alcoholic drinks are a source of calories. So, that's counter-productive. Also, many people that require a gastric sleeve are essentially "food-addicts", and cross-addiction problems after gastric bypass - with alcohol- are unfortunately too common.
Jun 23, 2013
Dr. Elias Chousleb Mizrahi
Bariatrics 20 years experience
Sleeve: You should stay away from alcohol at least 6 months after weight loss surgery for several reasons. Alcohol irritates the stomach whih may be detrimental in a recent gastric surgery. It promotes reflux which is more common after a sleeve. It has significant ammount of calories which will interfere with your weight loss. You can not predict how tou will react to alcohol after surgery. Recs may vary.

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Alcohol and gastric sleeve surgery, can I mix these 2?

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Not advisable: If you are trying to lose weight, avoiding alcohol will prevent you from taking in unnecessary, empty calories.

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