Bariatric Times. 2014;11(7):11–12.
Welcome to “Checklists in Bariatric Surgery.” This column’s aim is to help bariatric surgeons quickly review the reasons for potential problems when caring for bariatric patients.
This month’s Checklist focuses on vitamin deficiency after bariatric surgery. All the bariatric operations have the potential to determine vitamin deficiencies or worsen previously existing ones. Part 1 covers vitamins and Part 2, which will be published in the next issue, will cover minerals and trace elements.
We present this 22nd installment of “Checklists” based on peer-reviewed publications, which might help our readers communicate better and treat patients expeditiously. We hope you clip and save this convenient checklist and find it useful as a reference tool in your everyday practice. Please stay tuned for more checklists in upcoming issues of Bariatric Times.
Acknowledgments: The present work benefited from the invaluable input from Lillian Craggs-Dino, PhD, MS, RD, LD/N, and Gina Sweat, MS, RD, LD/N.
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2. Kaidar-Person O, Person B, Szomstein S, Rosenthal RJ. Nutritional deficiencies in morbidly obese patients: a new form of malnutrition? Part B: minerals. Obes Surg. 2008;18(8):1028–1034.
3. Lo Menzo E, Cappellani A, Zanghì A, Di Vita M, Berretta M, Szomstein S. Nutritional implications of obesity: before and after bariatric surgery. Bariatr Surg Pract Patient Care. 2014;9(1):9–17.
Funding: No funding was provided.
Disclosures: Dr. Rosenthal receives educational grants from Covidien, Baxter, Karl Storz, W.L. Gore, and Ethicon Endo-Surgery. He is on the advisory board of MST. Drs. Szomstein and Lo Menzo report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article.