Question about gastric band surgery

by Daniella
(Midland, PA)

Can you drink carbonated beverages after?
How long before you could drink alcohol?
Can you eat steak?
What are the things that you HAVE to give up if you decide to have the surgery?



Daniella,

You should NOT drink carbonated beverages after.

Once you've completely healed from the surgery you can include small , infrequent amounts of alcohol.

You may or may not tolerate steak. If it's tender and you take small bites and chew really, really well...then possibly!

I think you'll find the FAQ section of the website very helpful...especially this question on foods to avoid!

Please review the section on lap-band diet on the website for a everything you need to know about lap-band diet.

Thanks for writing!

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