The following must be taken every day for the rest of your life. Each surgical procedure has different requirements, so look at the list pertaining to your specific procedure.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

  • Bariatric Advantage Multivitamin / Mineral chewable tablet two times per day
  • Calcium: Chewable, preferably calcium citrate formula. Take 1500 mg of calcium citrate per day with Vitamin D 400 IU. Studies have shown that using calcium carbonate post-operatively can result in kidney stones
  • Vitamin B12: Sublingual B12 up to 5000 mcg per day or B12 injections from your primary care physician every month.
  • Iron: Once per day. 18 mg for men and non-menstruating women; 36 mg for menstruating women.
  • Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Chewable multivitamins once per day.
  • Women: 1000–1200 mg of chewable calcium citrate with Vitamin D

Suggested vitamin protocol:

  • Breakfast: Multivitamin/mineral with calcium
  • Lunch: Multivitamin/mineral with calcium
  • Dinner: B12 with calcium
  • Bedtime: Iron