Must-Have Vitamin and Mineral Supplements after Bariatric Surgery

When you have weight loss surgery, vitamin and mineral supplementation is one of those items that will remain on your daily to-do list. The right vitamin and mineral supplements are part of your new lifelong strategy for success. You might be thinking “Wow, no one told me about all of these supplements.” Nutritional deficiencies occur ...


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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum (RNY)
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What's on your Thursday Menu?

Morning all! I woke up completely sore today. What was my amazing exercise routine, you ask? Baking six batches of cookies! I swear that rolling out cold dough is an actual workout, lol! Today I am going to see my nephew who had brain surgery last week. He's doing well…

Queen JB

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum (RNY)
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What's on your Wednesday Menu?

^^Answers at this house = 1.) No. 2.) Yes.^^ Good morning! It's my Friday! Whee! I got my data analytics paper to a good place, finished up the last few other assignments and turned it all in 🙂 I also decorated over 150 ghost cookies yesterday! I would love to…

Queen JB

Weight Loss Surgery Forums
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Mental Health After Surgery

Hi All.....I am meeting with a surgeon on 11/5 to discuss weight loss surgery options. I've already been pre-approved by my insurance (more just a benefit check). My biggest question for those who have had surgery is did your mental health improve post surgery? I'm not talking about waking up…


Weight Loss Surgery Forums
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Nervous about surgery, advice?

I'm having a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, along with the duodenal switch, done on Tuesday. My surgeon said that I might have a hard time swallowing pills for a little while. I've been thinking about this since then, and growing more concerned. My antidepressant pill is not a "horse pill", but…

DS | Sep 27, 2017 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum (RNY)
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What's on your Tuesday Menu?

Good Morning! It's not even 6am and I think I'm already having a bad day. First, I am waiting at least an hour after my acid meds to have coffee, so please excuse the typos, lol. Second, I have been playing the same first 2 words in Wordle since the…

Queen JB

Duodenal Switch Forum (DS)
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Five years out, rapidly gaining weight

So I lost about 120 pounds with DS (I'm 5' 11" and was pre-diabetic with severe sleep apnea, starting weight 279 and at my lowest I was 150). My doctor expected that I would put 25 pounds of it back on. I stayed pretty consistent at 155 to 160 for…

DS | Oct 25, 2017 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum (RNY)
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What's on your Monday Menu?

Good Monday Morning, Gang! Can't wait to get a check in from our conference friends 🙂 Hmm, remember how I said my Fit Frappe was spoiled? I have had a few more things taste really "off" lately and Saturday I got hit with horrendous heartburn. Ohhhhh, it was GERD that…

Queen JB

Duodenal Switch Forum (DS)
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Deficiencies - Vitamin K and Bruising?

Hello DSers! I had my first post-op bloodwork on August 29th at around six weeks. I've been perfectly compliant on all vitamins and supplements including timing and doses. I had just started being able to add some vegetables in. I came back low on vitamins A, B1, and K. Plus…

SIPS | Jul 15, 2022 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Forum (VSG)
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connection between sleeve surgery and motor neuron disease / ALS?

This is a shot in the dark , but I am reaching out to see if anyone else has had or heard of this: About a year ago, my brother had the sleeve surgery and started dropping weight super fast. He was doing great, but after about 6 months, he…


Weight Loss Surgery Forums
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How Do You Deal With Boredom in a Non Food Related Way?

Usually I’m Way too busy to be bored - I just run from pillar to post until I drop basically but now that I’m stuck in this hotel room for a week I’m realizing I don’t deal well with boredom. Honestly my first ( old ) impulse is to put…

RNY | Sep 01, 2011 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.


9 months postop

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Current weight: 338. My weight loss stalled about 2 months ago. Last week I had my follow up appointment with the bariatric surgeon. He said I was "kicking ass" even though I feel like the weight is coming off slower than I expected. I have lost 100 since our first…

DS | Dec 31, 2021 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.

Help! I’m looking for experienced advice please.

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I had R&Y gastric bypass about 16 yrs ago and lost 120 lbs. about 5 yrs ago the weight started coming back on. I gained all but 5 of what I had lost. I researched and found out this is pretty common and that there was a revision or correction…




Good day, I like so many others on here need all the support I can get. How do I find and add friends on here? Thank you to anyone who responds.  


Here we go!


Well, I am finally considering the gastric sleeve. I am not sure if I will be able to have the surgery though! I had colonoscopy yesterday and found out I have a torturous colon. It has taken me a long time to decide if I should have the surgery and…


15 Years Later.......


Wow, over 15 years later... I cannot say I am at my lowest weight since my surgery back in 2007, but I can say that I have successfully kept off 100lbs. I can only take in up to 9 grams of sugar in one sitting and greasy foods are my…


Newby - Help needed - Calories and protein

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Hi All! I had my surgery the end of July so I'm about 9 weeks out. I've finding I'm at a stall in my weight. The challenge that I'm facing is eating enough food (I'm only getting about 600-700 calories a day) and getting in all my water and protein.…

VSG | Jul 20, 2022 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.

Sep-2022 Still Real

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 I am so glad about it. Using all the tools all the time. 24/7 and all the seconds in between. I took this bariatric life literally so my journey remains successful. Still below goal and just taking vitamins as required. Truth and honesty. If you believe and try you will…


Colonoscopy with Large Polyps


Hello, I am 66 years old and had my first colonoscopy at 50.  It was clear and I was good to go.  The next colonoscopy was at 60.  Small polyps were discovered and removed.  Doctor requested to be back in 5 years.  Just had the colonscopy and a large polyp was…


September 25, 2022

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It was a frustrating weekas I kept going up and down.  I know this is what my body tends to do, but for some reason it seemed worse this week.  But when I recorded my weekly weight, it was right in line with the trends!  Frustrated for no reason:(  But…


New to this site

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Hello, My name is Barb.  One of those nurses who always took care of everyone else but herself. I had the VGS procedure performed two months ago. Despite following the post nutritional guidelines fairly closely (I have only gotten in 64 oz of water once but i almost always hit…

VSG | Jul 21, 2022 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.


Dr. Van Leavitt

Bariatric Surgeon

Procedure: Duodenal switch Surgery date: 12/31/2021 Highest weight: near 550 Surgical weight: 409 Current weight: 338 Dr. Van Leavitt has a great bedside manner. He explains everything clearly. I am very satisfied with the surgery. No complications or complaints with the care I received from him.


Elias Ortiz and Company

Bariatric Center

I do not want to discourage anyone from making a decision to improve your health and lifestyle, but I would use caution with dealing with Elias Ortiz and Co (EOC) operating under RitePitch LLC for your bariatric surgery. Their US team (Michele Riter and the nursing coordinators) are very rude…


Texas Laparoscopic Consultants

Bariatric Center

Dr Scarborough is a good surgeon but his staff has ZERO communication skills. I’m three weeks post gastric bypass. I left work early because I was in pain, can’t keep anything down, very weak. I’ve called the office three times, once on Friday at 2pm (during business hours) and now…


Dr. Guillermo Alvarez

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr Alvarez and his whole team are extremely professional they have a great deal of knowledge especially Dr Alvarez I was so scared that I actually cried and they were so nice and took the time to comfort me and my surgery went extremely well! No complications at all I…


Dr. Guillermo Alvarez

Bariatric Surgeon

Endobariatric Hospital is beautiful and welcoming. Dr A is the absolute best with the personality that made me feel important and that shows me he truly cares about his patience. The staff, the nurses anyone that is employed there are all very nice and a pleasure to have met them.…




After having to lose 50 lbs to qualify for Roux en Y surgery in 2004, about 440 lbs. (Highest weight of 490)
After- 210, lost a total of 280 and been lucky enough to keep it off for 10 years. Atfer picture: 2014 pictured with my wife Sandy.


Roux-en-Y on Dec 06, 2004 SEE MORE BEFORE & AFTERS