Overview of nutritional deficiencies after bariatric surgery

Farzin Rashti, Ekta Gupta, Timothy R. Shope, Timothy R. Koch

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The growing worldwide epidemic of obesity has become a major concern because of its extensive medical, social, and economic consequences. As the prevalence of obesity continues to rise, it becomes increasingly important to understand the differences in medical management for those obese patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. Obese patients after bariatric surgery often have multiple medical comorbidities, making their care more complex and often requiring a higher level of acuity in the intensive care unit. The type of bariatric surgery that has been performed influences the risk of developing nutritional deficiencies. Common micronutrient deficiencies after bariatric surgery are outlined herein. Recognition of specific organ-based syndromes related to micronutrient deficiencies is important for the prevention of permanent end-organ damage. Treatment of micronutrient deficiencies after bariatric surgery is summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiet and Nutrition in Critical Care
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781461478362
ISBN (Print)9781461478379
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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