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Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Dr. Steven Fowler has been doing bariatric or weight loss surgery for over 10 years at Adventist Health Castle in Kailua. He is the leader for bariatric surgery in Hawaii and has done about 2,000 cases to date.

Dr. Steven Fowler and Adventist Health Castle was recently highlighted on Hawaii News Now’s HINow Daily segment, “Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?” 

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Update on Iron

Update on Iron

Iron deficiency is extremely common. In the preoperative bariatric patient population, the incidence of anemia has been reported to be approximately 21% and Iron deficiency at 20%. These numbers are likely to be higher in the postoperative bariatric patient population. The risk of anemia is increased for female patients, and individuals who have had more rapid and significant weight loss.

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Multivitamin Levels After Bariatric Surgery: Calcium

Multivitamin Levels After Bariatric Surgery: Calcium

Why is Calcium important after Bariatric Surgery? Your absorption of Calcium is compromised after a Gastric Bypass or Sleeve Gastrectomy There is no exact percentage of how much one’s uptake is compromised, but there are guidelines as to the amount of extra Calcium we should take to maintain adequate stores. This number has increased over the last couple years, with the current consensus recommending 1500 mg of Calcium per day.

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