Nutrition and Supplementation After Bariatric Surgery
Depending on the procedure you ultimately undergo, you will require some nutritional supplementation after bariatric surgery. Patients who undergo a purely restrictive procedure such as a gastric sleeve or gastric band may require as little as a daily multivitamin with other vitamins and minerals supplemented based on the results of periodic blood testing. Patients that undergo a combination of restrictive and malabsorptive procedures like the gastric bypass or duodenal switch almost always require more supplementation, which can include iron, vitamin D, calcium, vitamin B 12, and more.
Understanding and following post-operative information on what supplements will be required after your procedure is critical, so follow your surgeon’s recommendations. In the meantime, you can read more about common vitamin and their deficiencies below: