Yes. One of the major commitments related to bariatric surgery is taking vitamins for the rest of your life. Vitamins are important after bariatric surgery because your stomach will be much smaller and you will be eating much less.

As a result, there will be fewer calories and nutrients for your body to absorb. To prevent nutrient deficiencies, you may need higher doses of certain vitamins or minerals (Iron, Calcium, Vitamin D and B12).

Most bariatric surgeons recommend that you have bi-annual blood checks to ensure that your body is absorbing sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals. Medical problems can occur if you do not take your vitamins daily.

Some problems include fatigue, dizziness, weak or broken bones, tingling of hands/fee and difficulty walking. Find a reputable bariatric vitamin and supplement brand and stick with it.