Nutritional deficiencies after bariatric surgery

Obes Surg. 2007 Sep;17(9):1150-8. doi: 10.1007/s11695-007-9208-x.


A current review of nutritional complications following bariatric procedures is presented, focusing on the most common and clinically important deficiencies. A brief outline of nutritional supplementation protocol is presented, highlighting the need for a standardized, national or international set of guidelines for pre- and postoperative nutritional screening and appropriate supplementation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Avitaminosis / etiology*
  • Bariatric Surgery / adverse effects*
  • Calcium / deficiency*
  • Folic Acid Deficiency / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Iron Deficiencies*
  • Malnutrition / etiology*


  • Calcium