Because the quantity and composition of your diet changes after bariatric surgery, it is necessary to take vitamin and mineral supplements to avoid nutrition deficiencies. These supplements will be required for the rest of your life. Dr. Stowers will provide instruction on which specific vitamins you will need.
It is essential for bariatric surgery patients to have their vitamin and mineral levels checked regularly after surgery. This is completed prior to your follow up appointments so that your surgeon can properly adjust your vitamins and supplements.
It is important to be aware that NOT ALL VITAMINS ARE CREATED EQUAL and that many vitamins are not made specifically for bariatric patients. Bariatric formulated vitamins are the best options for patients after surgery.
The Bariatric Experts recommend: