Weight-loss surgery

What you need to know

Before choosing weight-loss surgery, you want to know what to expect. We get that. That’s why we're here to help and share our knowledge with you.

What is weight-loss surgery?

Weight-loss surgery is a procedure to help with weight loss in cases of severe obesity. It can also decrease obesity-related physical symptoms. During surgery, the surgeon makes the stomach smaller. In some cases, the small intestine is bypassed. This results in being able to eat less and eat smaller portions, thus leading to weight loss. However, it also means that you ingest fewer nutrients from your meals.

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Gastric Sleeve

A Gastric Sleeve is a procedure in which approximately 85 % of your stomach is removed. The smaller stomach has roughly the size and shape of a sleeve or banana. There is no rerouting of your intestines.

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Gastric Bypass

After a Gastric Bypass, your stomach is about the size of a kiwi. Later on, your small intestine will be connected to your reduced stomach. Your small intestine is bypassed.

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Mini Gastric Bypass

This is a variation of the Gastric Bypass and is known as One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass or Omega Loop Gastric Bypass. With a Mini Gastric Bypass, your stomach has the size and shape of a small banana. Your small intestine is bypassed.

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Biliopancreatic Diversion-Duodenal Switch

The surgeon makes the stomach smaller and bypasses your intestines. In a Biliopancreatic Diversion, only a 50-cm length of the small intestine (where food and digestive juices blend) remains. In a Biliopancreatic Diversion-Duodenal Switch, usually, a 75- to 100-cm length of small intestine is retained.

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Stay balanced after your surgery

Did you know that after weight-loss surgery, you get fewer nutrients and absorb them less effectively? This increases the risk of vitamin and mineral deficiencies. How great the risk will be varies among the different procedures. For more than 18 years, FitForMe has conducted scientific research about your needs after your surgery. We improve our products continuously. Thanks to this, our multivitamins are effective and fully tailored to different bariatric surgery types. This is how we support you in staying balanced.

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Stay balanced after your surgery

Did you know that after weight-loss surgery, you get fewer nutrients and absorb them less effectively? This increases the risk of vitamin and mineral deficiencies. How great the risk will be varies among the different procedures. For more than 18 years, FitForMe has conducted scientific research about your needs after your surgery. We improve our products continuously. Thanks to this, our multivitamins are effective and fully tailored to different bariatric surgery types. This is how we support you in staying balanced.

Discover our multivitamins

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