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How long after gastric sleeve surgery can you drink alcohol?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Elias Chousleb Mizrahi
Dr. Elias Chousleb Mizrahi
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In brief: Ask your surgeon.

Certainly not while you're still on pain medicine, but check with your surgeon.

In brief: Ask your surgeon.

Certainly not while you're still on pain medicine, but check with your surgeon.
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Dr. Gregory Robertson
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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.
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