Bariatric surgery patients are at risk for malnutrition. Vitamin supplements may be required as part of an ongoing, lifelong nutritional program, as weight loss surgery restricts caloric intake and changes food tolerances, inhibiting absorption of important vitamins and minerals required daily. In order to permit weight loss and sustain optimal health, vitamin and protein supplementation may be recommended. The weight loss team of licensed dietician and Dr. Wadiwala, along with the type of surgical procedure performed, will determine which type of supplement program should be incorporated into your diet after assessing your specific health goals and nutritional needs.