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Why is it important to avoid drinking from a straw after gastric sleeve surgery?
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In brief: Gas
Certain eating behaviors early after bariatric surgery can result in more bloating and discomfort.
Typically we instruct patients to avoid chewing gum, sipping through straws, gulping food and liquids, and absolutely avoiding any carbonated drinks. The GI tract tends to be a little slower after surgery. This along with tissue swelling can result in gas accumulation and discomfort.

In brief: Gas
Certain eating behaviors early after bariatric surgery can result in more bloating and discomfort.
Typically we instruct patients to avoid chewing gum, sipping through straws, gulping food and liquids, and absolutely avoiding any carbonated drinks. The GI tract tends to be a little slower after surgery. This along with tissue swelling can result in gas accumulation and discomfort.
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: It's not
Gastric sleeve surgery, or gastric sleeve resection, is one of the newer types of bariatric surgery.
This surgery can also be referred to as sleeve gastrectomy, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, tube gastrectomy following surgery, you will need to become re-accustomed to eating solid foods. Normally this starts with two weeks on a liquid-only diet, two weeks of semi-solid, pureed foods and then solids.

In brief: It's not
Gastric sleeve surgery, or gastric sleeve resection, is one of the newer types of bariatric surgery.
This surgery can also be referred to as sleeve gastrectomy, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, tube gastrectomy following surgery, you will need to become re-accustomed to eating solid foods. Normally this starts with two weeks on a liquid-only diet, two weeks of semi-solid, pureed foods and then solids.
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Dr. Christopher Guzik
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
In brief: Straw is OK for most
Most surgeons i know don't worry about straws.
No matter how the liquid gets in your mouth, you will swallow a little air. Mostly just small sips.

In brief: Straw is OK for most
Most surgeons i know don't worry about straws.
No matter how the liquid gets in your mouth, you will swallow a little air. Mostly just small sips.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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