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Myth: Bariatric surgery causes serious health problems because of shortage of nutrients

Fact: By regularly taking supplements, nutritional deficiency can be reversed

Some bariatric procedures like gastric bypass work by reducing the amount of nutrients absorbed from food. This may sometimes lead to deficiency in certain nutrients leading to weakness and fatigue. After sleeve gastrectomy, the chances of developing nutritional deficiency are low.

However, if you take multivitamins, calcium, and other supplements regularly, this issue may not arise. These supplements will be prescribed by the surgeon.1,2

Consult your bariatric surgeon to clarify any concerns you may have about surgery.

Disclaimer: Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider.

Ref: 1. Aggarwal S, Sharma AP. Bariatric Surgery: An Overview. JIMSA April - June 2013; 26(2):137-138 2. Bariatric Surgery Misconceptions. [internet] American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. [cited 2015 Dec 21] Available from: