Why is it important to avoid drinking from a straw after gastric sleeve surgery?

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.
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.
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.

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