Bariatric Fusion

By restricting the amount of food your stomach can hold, bariatric surgery can help you lose 40% or more of your excess body weight and keep it off. However, due to your diet limitations and the structural changes to your stomach, bariatric surgery can lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. At MIB Surgery in Plantation, Florida, Abel Bello, MD, and the doctors offer Bariatric Fusion® nutritional supplements to help you meet your nutrient needs to prevent deficiencies. To learn more about Bariatric Fusion, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Bariatric Fusion Q & A
Why am I at risk of nutritional deficiencies after bariatric surgery?
You may be at risk of nutritional deficiencies after bariatric surgery because of your overall reduced intake and nutrient malabsorption in the small intestine due to the surgical alterations made to your gut that interferes with your body’s natural ability to absorb nutrients.  
The most common post-bariatric surgery nutrient deficiencies include:
  • Vitamin B12

  • Folate

  • Zinc

  • Copper

  • Iron 

  • Calcium

  • Vitamin D

  • Protein

An inadequate supply of these essential nutrients may have adverse health consequences and lead to fatigue, anemia, bone loss, muscle loss, vision changes, and nerve damage. 

However, you can prevent nutritional deficiencies after bariatric surgery by following the recommended diet and taking nutritional supplements.

Dedicated to helping you lose weight and improve your health, MIB Surgery offers the Bariatric Fusion brand of nutritional supplements. 

What is Bariatric Fusion?

Bariatric Fusion is a brand of nutraceuticals specifically designed for bariatric patients. The line of supplements was created in partnership with bariatric medical professionals and provides the nutrients your body needs to prevent deficiencies and maintain good health. 

Bariatric Fusion products include:

  • Chewable multivitamins in a variety of flavors

  • Calcium

  • Vitamin C

  • Vitamin D

  • B Vitamins (including B12, thiamine, and B-complex)

  • Biotin

  • Hair, skin, and nail formula

  • Probiotics

  • Protein powders

  • Protein bars

Bariatric Fusion also offers high-protein meal replacement supplements, including flavors to satisfy your sweet tooth like chocolate peanut butter and red velvet, as well as savory flavors like chicken and tomato soup.

How do I know what Bariatric Fusion products I need?

MIB Surgery can help you determine the types of Bariatric Fusion supplements you need. To prevent nutrient deficiencies, your Bariatric Fusion supplement regimen may include:

  • Complete multivitamin

  • Calcium and vitamin D

  • Vitamin B12

  • Iron

  • Vitamin C

 

You may also benefit from adding protein supplements to your plan to help meet your daily protein needs. Following your surgery, you’re encouraged to consume 80-120 grams of protein, depending on the type of procedure performed. 

If you’re struggling to meet your daily protein needs with food, Bariatric Fusion protein powders, bars, and meal replacements may help. 

Bariatric surgery can help you reach your weight-loss goals, but nutritional supplements are required to prevent nutrient deficiencies. To learn more about Bariatric Fusion, contact MIB Surgery by phone or book an appointment online today.

Location

MIB Surgery

201 NW 70th Avenue, Suite C

Plantation, FL 33317

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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