INNOVATIVE WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTIONS

                                                                                            at Geary Community Hospital

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VITAMIN AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy


Nutrients Most At Risk:

  • Iron
  • Vitamin B12
  • Calcium/Vitamin D (bone loss)
  • Thiamin

Gastric Bypass


Nutrients Most At Risk:

  • Iron
  • Vitamin B12
  • Calcium/Vitamin D (bone loss)
  • Thiamin
  • Folate

Eating plenty of unprocessed foods that are high in vitamins and minerals, such as fruits and vegetables, lean protein sources, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, nuts, and beans is the best way to ensure your body gets all of the micronutrients it needs to perform its daily functions. Not only will poor food choices lead to nutrition deficiencies that can affect your risk of developing problems such as cancer, osteoporosis, and heart disease, but they can also affect biological processes that affect weight and body size, such as appetite, hunger, metabolic rate, fat and sugar metabolism, thyroid function, and brain activities. 


However, for those who have had weight loss surgery, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to eat enough nutritious foods to meet the needs of your body.  In addition, you are at a higher risk for vitamin and mineral deficiencies, even if you are making healthy food choices because you are eating much smaller portions.  Therefore, it is extremely important for all weight loss surgery patients to take vitamin and mineral supplements, not only to reduce the risk of new health problems after surgery, but because proper nutrition also enhances weight loss and prevents weight regain. 

Adjustable Gastric Band


Nutrients Most At Risk:

  • Vitamin B12
  • Calcium/Vitamin D (bone loss)
  • Thiamin