Monthly Support Group 09/26/2023

vitamin deficiencies

Vitamin Deficiencies After Bariatric Surgery: For Patients


  • DFW Bariatric Patients
  • Banana Bariatrics


  • Vitamin deficiency risks for each surgery type
  • Absorption of different vitamins and minerals in the gastrointestinal tract and the importance of supplementation
  • Importance of choosing your operation wisely, taking your vitamins regularly, and prioritizing long-term follow-up care
  • How to incorporate vitamins into your daily routine
    • Common macronutrient deficiencies after surgery
    • Significance of protein, carbohydrate, fatty acid, B12, folate, and B1 deficiencies, and the potential consequences if left untreated
  • When to check for vitamin deficiencies and the necessary comprehensive lab panels for monitoring
  • Calcium, biotin, omega-3, B6 and B12, and iron
  • Flintstone vitamins and patches


Dr. Kukreja & DFW Bariatrics

Dr. Sachin Kukreja is a fellowship-trained Minimally Invasive General and Bariatric Surgeon. He practices at DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery in Dallas, TX. He offers a full range of services- from medications and diet counseling, to endoscopic therapies such as gastric balloons and endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, to bariatric surgery and revisions.

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