Yes. All bariatric procedures pose a risk for developing micronutrient deficiencies. Some factors that increase this risk include:
- The type of procedure performed
- Reduced availability of gastric acids and digestive enzymes in order to absorb certain nutrients
- Poor adherence to dietary recommendations
- Reduced portion sizes
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, poor appetite
We recommend testing your blood regularly post-surgery to strongly monitor and prevent any deficiencies that may occur as well as taking a multivitamin long term.