What can I drink after bariatric surgery?

Paul R. Kemmeter, MD
Drink plenty of fluids after bariatric surgery. Drink very slowly, though, as it will be tough to get much in. Water is more important than protein drinks. Focus more on hydration fluids than protein drinks, soups, or shakes.

Do not use straws or drink beverages with caffeine, sugar or carbonation.

Ice cold drinks can sometimes cause pain or spasm -- warm or room temperature liquids may be better tolerated.

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