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Can I Drink Beer With The LAP-BAND?

Answer: 
If you have a LAP-BAND, beer is OK to drink in moderation, but you need to be aware that beer is filled with empty calories that

will make losing weight more difficult and the carbonation in beer can expand your new Stoma, allowing you to eat more food and defeating the purpose of having a LAP-BAND. Drinking beer with the LAP-BAND may also cause heartburn or acid reflux.

To enjoy an occasional beer, you can reduce the carbonation by pouring a beer back and forth a few times between two glasses.

If you are interested in learning more about drinking carbonated beverages, such as beer, with the LAP-BAND, please call our offices at 1-855-690-0560.