Banding to help the obese

Bariatric surgery provides substantial and sustained weight loss and ameliorates obesity-related chronic disease risk factors in morbidly obese patients.

However this comes at the risk of complications such as nutritional deficiencies, food intolerance and further operations. 1

What nutritional factors need to be considered pre- and post-bariatric surgery and what recommendations should health professionals make?

Benefits of surgery

Bariatric