Can you drink alcohol after bariatric surgery? It is one of the most frequent questions asked by patients who are going to undergo surgery for this type of intervention, along with those that have to do with the diet that they will be able to have once the operation has been performed. The answer is clear and is that no, you cannot drink alcohol after bariatric surgery, and then we explain why.


Consuming alcohol right after the operation is completely prohibited. It must be borne in mind that it is a time when the person is convalescing, and recovery from surgery and healing of the sutures are essential.

It is more common for the patient to drink alcohol again during the late postoperative period, when he feels well and regains the perception of his digestive system. It is also at that moment when all the feeding phases that come after surgery have already been overcome and you already believe that you have everything under control. At this point, there is a false security that makes patients believe that they can drink alcohol, even if it is little. However, all the effects it produces on the body must be taken into account.

After bariatric surgery by experts in Vadodara – Dr. Rajat Gusani, the effects of alcohol are much faster and more intense. The stomach is smaller after a gastric bypass operation, for example, which implies a greater sensitivity to the aggression of alcohol.

In short, drinking alcohol, even if it has been 6 months after bariatric surgery, is always a mistake. It leads to getting drunk without realizing it, and to failing with the project started with the intervention.

In Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery in Vadodara, Gujarat, India, we recommend, after a stomach operation, internalize and put into practice healthy lifestyle habits, among which a healthy and alcohol-free diet is very important.


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