Gastric Bypass Patient Gets Hiccups After Eating

Question Below Submitted By:  

Tim (a patient from Jacksons Point, Ontario, Canada)

My wife had gastric bypass surgery and now gets hiccups after eating.

Why is this happening?

Is there any way to prevent it?


Expert Responses to the Question Above

Re: Gastric Bypass Patient Gets Hiccups after Eating

by: Dr. Alberto Aceves

HI Tim,

Hiccups after weight loss surgery is usually a sign that patients have overeaten or have eaten too fast.

It can be prevented by eating a bit slower than she is eating right now and checking the quantities and reducing it a bit until she finds the right amount for her.

Slowing down will help her avoid gulping air while she eats or drinks.

Dr. Alberto Aceves

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Dr. Alberto Aceves

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Patient Responses to the Question Above


by: Michelle

You said in an earlier comment the you hiccup because of eating to much or to fast. I have had the lap band for a year and I get the hiccups especially in the mornings and I haven't eaten anything yet. Only drank Coffee and a little bit of water. I do hiccup if I eat to fast or much as well but why would I get the hiccup before hand?


by: Maryann Massengill-Blac

I too get hiccups after eating. It happens quite often. So I will slow down and eat less. Thank you

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