Vitamin deficiency after gastric bypass surgery: A review

Matrana, Marc R. and Davis, William E. (2009) Vitamin deficiency after gastric bypass surgery: A review. Southern Medical Journal, 102 10: 1025-1031. doi:10.1097/SMJ.0b013e3181b62614


Author Matrana, Marc R.
Davis, William E.
Title Vitamin deficiency after gastric bypass surgery: A review
Journal name Southern Medical Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0038-4348
1541-8243
Publication date 2009-10
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1097/SMJ.0b013e3181b62614
Volume 102
Issue 10
Start page 1025
End page 1031
Total pages 7
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Abstract More than 60% of the adult US population now meets the criteria for being overweight or obese. Gastric bypass surgery has become a popular and effective way to combat this medical problem. Despite the success of these procedures, they are associated with many complications, including malnutrition, neurological compromise, and vitamin deficiency. Research has determined that even with multivitamin supplementation for life, a large percentage of bypass patients develop vitamin deficiencies. We present a case of beriberi after Roux-en-Y bypass that illustrates the importance of close follow up. A thorough review of vitamin deficiencies in this unique patient population is explored. Vitamin supplementation and treatment recommendations are compiled from the most up-to-date sources. Even patients on regular supplements should be closely monitored for vitamin deficiencies. Patient education regarding vitamin supplementation is vital; it should begin prior to surgery and continue throughout the postoperative period and beyond.
Keyword Bariatric surgery
Gastric bypass surgery
Nutritional supplementation complications
Vitamin deficiency
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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