Suggested Vitamin & Mineral Supplements
After Laparoscopic Short Limb Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Vitamin & Mineral Deficiencies after Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass:
After Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass ALL Patients Need Vitamin for THE REST OF THEIR LIVES!!
Common Vitamin Deficiencies include:
Vitamin B12 Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Vitamin K
Vitamin D Iron Calcium
Blood levels of these vitamins and minerals need to be checked periodically for the rest of your life!!
First 3 Months after surgery:
Patients may experience difficulty swallowing large vitamin & mineral tablets during the first three months after their Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. Consequently, we recommend that patients take chewable or liquid vitamins during this time period. Patients often experience changes in their taste preferences after surgery. Many patients dislike sweet tastes. You may have to try different brands of vitamins to find the one that you best tolerate.
1: Fred Flintstones Chewable Complete Children’s Multivitamins
with Multiminerals supplements one tablet per day.
2. Centrum Multivitamin and Multimineral Chewable Tablets one tablet per day
Suggested vitamins & minerals for the Rest of Your Life!! (You should take all of these):
1. Adult multivitamin & mineral supplements (one or two tablets per day)
2. Sublingual Vitamin B12 (dissolves under the tongue (one a day)
3. Complete B Complex (one tablet a day)
4. Iron supplement (one or two tablets per day)
5. Calcium, Magnesium & Vitamin D (one tablet per day).
The combination of vitamin and mineral supplements that will work best for you can only be determined by checking the blood levels of these vitamins and minerals periodically for the rest of your life. You must work closely with your surgeon and primary care doctor for the rest of your life to get the best results!!