What happens after surgery?

Bariatric surgery has a huge impact on your body.

  • There is a reduced intake of vitamins, minerals and proteins, because you are able to eat less and you feel full sooner
  • Reduced digestion of nutrients because the stomach is less acidic
  • Reduced absorption of vitamin B12 because there is less production of Intrinsic Factor in the stomach
  • The absorption of nutrients is limited as well, since part of the small intestine is bypassed.

This is why it is recommended to adapt your eating and drinking habits, to get enough exercise and to take food supplements lifelong in order to avoid nutrient deficiencies, to obtain durable weight-loss and to stay in shape.