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Bariatric Surgery: Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Guide

The following must be taken every day for the rest of your life. Each surgical procedure has different requirements, so look to the list pertaining to your specific procedure.

ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS

    1. Bariatric Advantage Multi Vitamin / Mineral chewable tablet two times per day.
    1. Calcium: chewable, preferable calcium citrate formula. Take 1500 mg of calcium citrate per day with Vitamin D 400 IU. Studies have shown that using Calcium Carbonate post-operatively can result in kidney stones
    1. Vitamin B12: Sublingual B12 1000mcg per day or B12 injections from your primary care physician every month.
    1. Iron: Once per day. 15 mg for men and non-menstruating women; 30 mg for menstruating women.

VERTICAL SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY and LAPBAND SYSTEM

    1. Chewable Multi Vitamins once per day.
    1. Women 100 – 1200 mg of chewable calcium citrate with Vitamin D

Suggested vitamin protocol:

Breakfast: Multi-vitamin/mineral with calcium

Lunch: Multi-vitamin/mineral with calcium

Dinner: B12 with calcium

Bedtime: iron

Post-Op Bariatric Surgery Diet Guides

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