Bariatric

A term that refers to the treatment, prevention and cause of obesity.  An individual who is classified as obese has a body mass index equal to or greater than 30kg/m2

What is bariatric surgery?

Also called weight-loss surgery or obesity surgery.  It is designed to help you lose weight and lowers your risk of medical problems associated with obesity. The most common types in Australia are lap band surgery (gastric banding), Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and gastric sleeve (sleeve gastrectomy) surgery. Follow Bariatric recipes.

What are the best vitamins to take after bariatric surgery?

There is no “best” product as it depends on the patients dietary and health needs.  They need to take the supplements advised by their surgeon, however, we recommend supplements from the BN range which we sell on our web site.

Why chewable vitamins after bariatric surgery?

Some people have trouble swallowing tablets post-surgery but can tolerate chewable supplements. We also sell capsules on our web site that can be opened and the contents added to drinks.  This means they don’t have to chew or swallow any tablets.

What foods cannot be eaten after bariatric surgery?

It is not about foods being off-limits.  Patients will be advised by their dietitian what to eat and what to avoid but many people struggle eating certain types of food because of its texture, taste etc.

What is a bariatric dietitian?

Bariatric dietitians work with patients to help them get ready for their weight loss surgery by modifying the patient’s diet and lifestyle and then offer support and advice post-surgery to help them reach their health goals and maintain good health status. Read more for bariatric nutrition guideline

What is Gastric sleeve surgery?

A type of bariatric surgery that removes approximately 80% of your stomach, leaving a banana or “sleeve” shaped and smaller pouch.  

What is Gastric band surgery?

Gastric banding is a type of bariatric surgery that involves placing a silicone band around the upper part of the stomach to decrease stomach size and reduce food intake.

What is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

A type of bariatric surgery that involves creating a small pouch from the stomach and connecting the newly created pouch directly to the small intestine. 

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