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How long after gastric sleeve surgery can you drink alcohol?

How long after gastric sleeve surgery can you drink alcohol?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Can i safely drink beer after a gastric bypass surgery?

Can i safely drink beer after a gastric bypass surgery?

Beer!: No, should not be drinking carbonated breverages because 1 you will feel uncomfortable from the gas and 2 they are empty calories that will make you regain weight. ...Read more

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Can you avoid complications after gastric bypass surgery?

Can you avoid complications after gastric bypass surgery?

Nothing's perfect.: You can minimize the chances of surgery by picking an experienced surgeon and losing weight before your operation as best you can. But surgery is imperfect and you can't completely eliminate risk. ...Read more

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Can people with gastric bypass surgery still drink caffeinated drinks?

Gastric bypass: Yes, though i strongly encourage my patients to give up caffeinated beverages. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol after bariatric surgery?

Can I drink alcohol after bariatric surgery?

No alcohol for 1 yr: Unfortunately with weight loss surgery, you become very sensitive to alcohol. It is due to the fact that your body surface area is much smaller plus your liver becomes much more sensitive to alcohol. So any kind of alcohol intake can be dangerous. I usually recommend that the patient wait at least 1 year before drinking any alcohol. Also alcohol has a lot of empty calories. ...Read more

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Why no alcohol after gastric bypass surgery?

Why no alcohol after gastric bypass surgery?

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. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol a week after gallbladder surgery?

Can you drink alcohol a week after gallbladder surgery?

In moderation: Small amounts of alcohol is probably alright as long as you do not have an underlying liver disease or jaundice. Please do not mix pain pills and alcohol either. Don't over-do the alcohol & risk an injury to yourself while still healing from the surgery. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol after laproscopic gall bladder surgury?

Can you drink alcohol after laproscopic gall bladder surgury?

Timing: In general, one can return to light alcohol drinking in moderation with return to regular diet. The caveat is that: 1. You should not drink if you have other conditions that would be complicated or worsened by drinking, 2. You should not drink if taking certain medications (read lable/talk with pharmacist), 3. Do not drink if taking antibiotics, some recently taken antibiotics may also cause... ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol after triple bypass heart surgery?

Is it safe to drink alcohol after triple bypass heart surgery?

Maybe: It depends what medications you're on. I would limit myself to 1 to 2 drinks in any given day. Also alcohol can affect the drug coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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Can you eat a bagle after gastric bypass?

Can you eat a bagle after gastric bypass?

Bread is hard: To eat after any weight loss surgery unless it is toasted and crunchy. The doughy breads get stuck and do not go away quickly. Toasted breads with "melt" with saliva and, if it gets stuck, will eventually go away. Avoid raw bread, toast it. Really should limit bread intake though. Focus on hard, solid protein like fish and chicken. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol 2 weeks after heart surgery?

Can you drink alcohol 2 weeks after heart surgery?

Yes: Not a recommendation! concerns are calories, dizziness, pain meds and reactions. Worth a talk with the surgeon to have full opinion! ...Read more

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Can you have gastric bypass after total colectomy?

Can you have gastric bypass after total colectomy?

Bypass: If you have extensive abdominal surgery such as a tital colectomy a gastric bypass is not a good choice for you however you can look into other options such as the band or the sleeve gastrectomy. ...Read more

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Can i drink wine after bypass?

Can i drink wine after bypass?

Depends: You are 32 years old and having a coronary bypass? If that is the case, you should be a lot more worried about what you need to do to avoid getting more arteriosclerosis than you are about whether you can drink wine. Safe drinking limits are 2 glasses (5 oz. each) per day in men and one glass per day in women; more than that puts you at risk of further health problems. ...Read more

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Can i eat salads 5 weeks after gastric bypass surgery?

Probably: Do not see any reason why not, but please check with your surgeon, who knows you well. ...Read more

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What will exercise be like after gastric bypass?

What will exercise be like after gastric bypass?

Depends: If you mean immediately, it will more than likely uncomfortable. If you mean in the long run, then you may have issues with stamina, and there could be some minor discomfort. You should discuss this with your bariatric surgeon. Your nutrition will be in question for certain amounts of exercise. Perhaps you need to consult additionally, a nutritionist, sports trainer or sports doctor. Be caref. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol after hydrocele operation?

Can i drink alcohol after hydrocele operation?

Better off not: How much alcohol are we talking about? If "social" drinking - one or two literally - then it should not make a difference. However, alcohol impairs both healing and blood clotting, and if you are also taking Ibuprofen increases the chance of stomach or upper intestinal inflammation as well. I recommend little or no alcohol until healing is complete. ...Read more

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How long to heal after gastric bypass surgury for acid reflux disease?

How long to heal after gastric bypass surgury for acid reflux disease?

Gone in recov room: Acid reflux is virtually gone in the recovery room, since all acid and bile can no longer go up the esophagus. Some patients still have an irritated esophagus from prior acid reflux which must heal after the surgery. ...Read more

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Why is it important to avoid carbonated drinks after gastric sleeve surgery?

Why is it important to avoid carbonated drinks after gastric sleeve surgery?

To avoid bloating: Carbonated drinks have 3 cans of air in one can of liquid. With a sleeve, that air expands and makes you bloated. More of the air gets in the small bowel and you get bloated. No evidence that it stretches out the sleeve. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more


Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Bypass surgery is done to aid in weight loss and recovery from obesity by drastically diminishing the size and absorptive capacity of the stomach. Bypass surgery is often successful, but requires extensive follow-up with ...Read more