Prealbumin vs Albumin

Prealbumin vs Albumin

At first glance, one’s postoperative laboratory orders can seem excessive, however, each macronutrient(protein, fats and carbohydrates) and  micronutrient (vitamins and minerals) plays a vital role in postoperative success and health which needs to be monitored...
Protein: signs and symptoms of poor consumption

Protein: signs and symptoms of poor consumption

Proteins are the building blocks of our cells, organs, muscle (including HEART muscle), hair, nails, cartilage, and more.  After bariatric surgery, it is important to reach the goal given each day. If not, a lack of protein intake can cause long term detrimental...
When are Weight Loss Medications Appropriate?

When are Weight Loss Medications Appropriate?

Are weight loss medications appropriate for everyone?  The short answer is NO.  A number of things must be taken into consideration before starting a weight loss medication.  These include past and current medical history, family history, likely health benefits of...
Vitamin D

Vitamin D

VITAL NUTRITION – Vitamin D supplementation before and after bariatric surgery has many health benefits. It has been found to increase immunity, healing and decrease depression. Plus, research has shown it plays a part in preventing heart disease, cancer,...
Diabetes

Diabetes

In 2018, 10.5% of the US adult population or 34.2 million Americans were diagnosed with diabetes.  Every year, almost 1.5 million Americans are newly diagnosed with diabetes2. So, what is diabetes? Diabetes has two subcategories based on the origin of the disease....
Importance of B Vitamins

Importance of B Vitamins

Vitamin supplementation is necessary after Bariatric Surgery to prevent nutritional deficiencies. There are a handful of vitamins and minerals that bariatric patients may become deficient in quite fast. A group of these vitamins are called the B vitamins. There are...