Vitamin D status of morbidly obese bariatric surgery patients.

  title={Vitamin D status of morbidly obese bariatric surgery patients.},
  author={Emily Fish and Gretchen Beverstein and Diane L Olson and Susan B. Reinhardt and Michael Joseph Garren and Jon B. Gould},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  volume={164 2},
BACKGROUND Abnormal vitamin D levels are common in bariatric surgery patients. The incidence of deficiencies and the response to therapy is not accurately delineated. The purpose of this study was to define the vitamin D status of patients who undergo either a malabsorptive (gastric bypass) or restrictive (adjustable gastric band) bariatric surgery both prior to and after surgery. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed on patients to undergo bariatric surgery from July 2002 to… CONTINUE READING


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