Bariatric surgery is the only proven and effective treatment of morbid obesity. Changes made to the gastrointestinal tract lead to reduced consumption and sometimes reduced absorption. Most are familiar with the micronutrient deficiencies associated with the procedures, however few are aware that there are several nutrition related side effects following bariatric surgery. This is a 3-page guide that can be given as a handout or kept in your office as a clinical reference for trouble shooting tips associated with bariatric surgery.

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