Alcohol Use After Bariatric Surgery - Dr. Matthew Weiner explains the science.

Alcohol Use After Bariatric Surgery – Dr. Matthew Weiner explains the science.


Dr. Matthew Weiner is an author and bariatric surgeon who specializes in the treatment of obesity. His practice, Tucson Bariatric, is located in Arizona, where he offers both surgical and non-surgical programs.

In his first book, A Pound of Cure, Dr. Weiner debunks the traditional understanding of calorie balance driving weight loss and offers a non-surgical solution to those suffering from obesity through nutritional stability.

On his website,, he offers more than 150 videos on a wide array of nutritional and bariatric topics. Lesson plans range from, “Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery” to “The Metabolic Reset Diet” including recipes and meal plans.

Dr. Weiner is licensed to practice in both Arizona and Michigan and even offers Skype appointments. For more information call his office at (520) 319-6000 or check out his many resources below. For more videos and Facebook Live events, subscribe to his YouTube channel.

Tucson Bariatric
4715 E Camp Lowell Dr
Tucson, Arizona 85712


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5 thoughts on “Alcohol Use After Bariatric Surgery – Dr. Matthew Weiner explains the science.

  1. This is great information, but what would you suggest for a patient who has a strong family history of alcoholism, but also has barrett’s esophagus?

  2. This pretty sums up my experience, “you get drunk faster, get more drunk, and stay drunk longer after a gastric bypass procedure” even 10 years post-surgery!

  3. Hello Dr. Weiner, Thank you for your very informative videos. I do however have a question, and haven’t found an answer yet. The internist suggested my husband a gastric bypass. As we live in the caribbean, on the beautiful island of Curacao, I am a bit worried if he will be able to drink enough water. The temperature is yearround at lest 86 Fahrenheit, and in august and september it runs into the 90’s. Adding all the water, tea and coffee he drinks during 24 hours that will be easily 2 gallons. And that is without the beer. He sweats a lot. How can he prevent himself from dehydrating after surgery? (he is 67 and his weight is 265 lb, he has the whole list of problems: diabetes, heart, bloodpressure, cholesterol, apneu). Regards, Thea, a worried wife.

  4. I did gastric bypass surgery for 1 years ago …iwant to drink al cohol (beer)…can i take at morning controloc 40 mg (Proton Pump Inhibitor) before go to alcholic party at evening ..iheard that controloc has abad affect on stomach when it take with alcohol at the same day …

  5. I know this video is old but I was recently given a dui. Prior to my gastric bypass 17yrs ago l didn’t drink. I had cosmetic surgery last year and alchohol use came into play not knowing the alchohol issues. I’m devastated because my attorney has zero knowledge of this

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