Can I Drink with Meals After Bariatric Surgery?

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Drinking During Meals after Bariatric Surgery

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We recommend not drinking during eating with any type of bariatric surgery.  Wehn you drink you help soften and push the food through the Lap-Band or gastric bypass pouch allowing you to eat more.  This will decrease the amount of weight loss.  We recommend waiting at least 30 minutes after eating to drink anything.

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