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Are Vitamins Really That Necessary?

By Karla Reyes, MS, RDN, LD

I know that we drill you over vitamins… Are you taking them? Which kind? Are you consistent?
But we do this with good heart (trust me, we care about you!)

So…ARE VITAMINS REALLY NECESSARY????
The answer is: YES! Very crucial! Here’s why:

Bariatric surgery significantly alters the physiology of our digestive system, altering the way we absorb our vitamins and minerals from our food. Also, keep in mind that the amount of food changes as well, making it impossible to get all vitamins and mineral through diet itself. Therefore, vitamin supplementation is essential for life after bariatric surgery.

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Hair Loss after Bariatric Surgery

By David B. Thomas, M.D.
April 15, 2019

So, you’ve taken the gigantic first step to a healthier life, and had weight loss surgery. Things are going well, and you’re healing quickly from surgery. Several weeks later, you begin to notice more hair that usual in the shower drain, and wonder what’s going on…you’re probably experiencing one of the ‘not so fun’ effects of surgery. But, don’t lose hope. The good news is that it’s only a short term effect and won’t last forever.

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5 Ways Bariatric Surgery will Change your Life

image of female in jeans showing weight lossBy David B. Thomas, M.D.
March 3, 2019

Patients pursuing weight loss surgery face a maze of obstacles and hurdles that can be overwhelming. Both insurance company and surgeon requirements can delay and even make surgery not possible. My job as a surgeon is to guide patients through the process safely and help change lives. Because the system is not always ‘patient friendly’, it is important to visualize the end goal throughout the process. Here are a few ways that surgery will change your life!

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