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Are there long-term effects of weight loss surgery?
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5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Depending on the type of weight loss operation you have, the answers to this question are different.
Gastric bypass, the most common operation, raises the risk for protein, vitamin b12, calcium, iron, and zinc deficiencies. Supplementation of all of these is critical for success in good health after weight loss surgery. I hope this helps. Good luck!

In brief: Yes
Depending on the type of weight loss operation you have, the answers to this question are different.
Gastric bypass, the most common operation, raises the risk for protein, vitamin b12, calcium, iron, and zinc deficiencies. Supplementation of all of these is critical for success in good health after weight loss surgery. I hope this helps. Good luck!
Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
The long term effects from weight loss surgery depend greatly on which procedure you have.
For example reflux after a sleeve or possible vitamin deficiencies after a bypass. Follow up with your surgeon is essential.

In brief: Yes
The long term effects from weight loss surgery depend greatly on which procedure you have.
For example reflux after a sleeve or possible vitamin deficiencies after a bypass. Follow up with your surgeon is essential.
Dr. Scott Welle
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In brief: Yes
Depends on the type of surgery - all operations have long term risks of adhesions.
Some weight loss operations have risks of not absorbing enough vitamins or iron or calcium.

In brief: Yes
Depends on the type of surgery - all operations have long term risks of adhesions.
Some weight loss operations have risks of not absorbing enough vitamins or iron or calcium.
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
In brief: Mostly good
Most effects are good: resolve diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, sleep apnea.
Prolong survival. Some potential negative effects of sleeve: heartburn and reflux. Some potential negative effects of bypass: ulcer, bowel obstruction, low blood sugar. With the band: reflux, slip, erosion, and removal. You need a good program with good outcomes and followup.

In brief: Mostly good
Most effects are good: resolve diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, sleep apnea.
Prolong survival. Some potential negative effects of sleeve: heartburn and reflux. Some potential negative effects of bypass: ulcer, bowel obstruction, low blood sugar. With the band: reflux, slip, erosion, and removal. You need a good program with good outcomes and followup.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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