Tag Archive: Dr. Benjamin Shadle


After WLS, Can You Have a Happy Marriage or Relationship?

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments

During our first meeting with patients, we always discuss the fact that the weight loss surgery journey puts some stress on relationships and especially on marriages. This surprises some, but we know that some marriages struggle after bariatric surgery and that the divorce rate probably increases somewhat in the years

Alcohol After Surgery Caution Needed

Should WLS Post-Ops Drink Alcohol After Surgery?

July 15, 2016 · 0 comments

Should WLS post-ops drink alcohol after surgery? Unlike many of the questions that we have about the changes that happen to the body after bariatric surgery, there is some reasonably good data regarding alcohol’s effect on the post-bariatric patient. We have the most information regarding alcohol intake after RNY Gastric

drinking through a straw after wls

Drinking Through A Straw After WLS

April 22, 2016 · 0 comments

One piece of advice that well-intentioned bariatric surgeons and dietitians usually give to their patients is to NEVER drink through a straw after WLS. The reasoning provided for this counsel is usually along the lines that a patient who drinks through a straw will swallow too much air in the

Pouch Stretching and Drinking Soda After Bariatric Surgery

Drinking Soda After WLS: Debunking the Myth

November 7, 2015 · 0 comments

First of all, let's be realistic. Life is too short to go for the rest of your life without ever drinking a soda again. Don’t get me wrong--soda is a terrible thing to put into your body with any regularity. Concentrated sugar (or the chemical sweeteners in diet varieties) mixed