Why extra vitamins?

After your operation you can only eat small amounts. This means a lower calorie intake resulting in weight loss, but also a reduced absorption of nutrients. To supplement possible shortages and support your health, a daily multivitamin supplement is necessary.

  • Peace of mind - contains ingredients which maintain and support general health and wellbeing
  • Customised - specifically formulated for your type of operation
  • It’s easy - just take 1 per day (chewables* or capsules)
  • Great taste - raspberry flavoured chewables
  • Convenience - we deliver direct to your front door every 3 months
  • Support - FitForMe team are here to help with any question you may have!
  *Forte and Opti are available as a capsule and chewable tablet. Iron is included in the capsules; the chewable tablets require an additional Ferro tablet daily.

 

Gastric Band:

A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, commonly called a Gastric Band, Lap-Band, just a band, is an inflatable silicone device placed around the top portion of the stomach to treat obesity. A Gastric Band is intended to decrease food consumption and provide patients with a sense of fullness much earlier. Because no organs are cut, removed or rearranged means that a Gastric Band is removable. Since the procedure reduces a patient's nutritional intake, it’s highly recommended that patients with a Gastric Band use a daily multivitamin.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy:

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach size is reduced to about 15% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. The result is a sleeve or tube like structure which is the shape of a banana. The procedure is generally performed laparoscopically and is irreversible. The stomach size is permanently reduced which therefore limits the amount of food consumed and allows patients to feel a sense of fullness much earlier. Because of the anatomical changes to the stomach, nutritional intake from food is altered therefore patients are required to take multivitamins for life.

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Gastric Bypass:

Gastric Bypass, also called Roux-en-Y (roo-en-wy) Gastric Bypass, is a type of weight-loss surgery that involves creating a small pouch from the stomach and connecting the newly created pouch directly to the small intestine. After Gastric Bypass, swallowed food will go into this small pouch of stomach and then directly into the small intestine, thereby bypassing most of your stomach and the first section of your small intestine. Because of the anatomical changes to the stomach, nutritional intake from food is altered therefore patients are required to take multivitamins for life.

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