"My doctor said my blood work looks great. I'm going to stop taking my vitamins."
-Said someone in my group today
Neurologic complications of bariatric surgery have an estimated incidence of up to 16% per year and need to be discussed with patients who are considering surgery. Neurological deficits are most commonly associated with nutritional deficiencies that develop following surgery. The most commonly described nutritional deficiencies include thiamine (B1), B12, folate, vitamin D, vitamin E, and copper deficiencies.Risk factors for nutritional complications include vitamin noncompliance, protracted vomiting, and excessive alcohol consumption.
- Danielle A. Becker, Laura J. Balcer, and Steven L. Galetta, “The Neurological Complications of Nutritional Deficiency following Bariatric Surgery,” Journal of Obesity, vol. 2012, Article ID 608534, 8 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/608534
Nine year RNY post op with permanent cognitive neurological disorders.