Deficiencies and Supplements
After surgery, many people do not absorb vitamins A, D, E, K, B-12, iron, copper, calcium, and other vitamins and nutrients as well as they did before surgery. The more you have done during the surgery, the greater the risk for missing out on nutrients. Taking supplements can help you get enough nutrients and prevent conditions such as anemia and osteoporosis. Most people will need to be watched closely by their medical team and use of special foods and medications for life.