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Bariatric Surgery Post-operative Deficiencies and Needs

 


If you are one of the nearly 200,000 people who had bariatric surgery in 2009 you'll want to read this.  Bariatric surgery is a life saving surgery that has helped millions of patients suffering from morbid obesity to find a safer and healthier weight, but these surgical procedures (gastric bypass, LAP-BAND*, gastric sleeve or BPD) come with potential long-term nutritional risk that must be monitored for a lifetime to ensure optimal health.  Every post-operative bariatric surgical patient needs a good multivitamin, one that they take every day for the rest of their life.  Most of the gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and BPD patients will also need additional supplements in the form of calcium citrate, B12, iron, thiamine, Vitamin D, and folic acid.  In those surgeries, where part of the stomach is removed and the intestines are re-routed, patients are at a higher risk for nutritional deficiencies. Twice a year, patients should get a blood test to ensure adequate levels of these vitamins.  Our vitamins and minerals were formulated to meet the special needs of the bariatric post-operative patient.  At Bariatric Food Source you'll find the vitamins you need at a price you can afford. We encourage you to shop around and compare our prices and quality to any other product on the market and we're sure you'll come back to us to purchase your post-operative vitamins.  Remember those of you who have had bariatric surgery need to take a daily multivitamin and most of you will need additional vitamins based on your vitamin levels.  Go to your physician or bariatric surgeon and ask that your vitamin levels be tested. Then come to us and get the highest quality, lowest priced post-operative vitamins on the market.