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Weight loss supplements

There is a risk of developing vitamin or mineral deficiencies following any type of weight loss surgery. You will be eating smaller portions of food, so it is more difficult to obtain sufficient vitamins and minerals from your diet alone. After the gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy, absorption of vitamins and minerals is also affected. We recommend that all patients take certain vitamin and mineral supplements to fill their nutritional gaps. Post-operative supplement recommendations vary depending on the type of procedure you have chosen. 

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We offer a variety of supplements and products to purchase. They can address your specific nutritional requirements, ensuring that you are on track to achieving your weight loss target whilst maintaining optimal health. Our experienced dietitians are at hand to answer your questions and discuss any concerns you may have during your weight loss journey. 

Why take weight loss supplements?

  • Following a weight loss procedure, you can expect to consume less food. As a consequence, it will be difficult to meet your daily nutritional requirements. This places you at risk of developing nutritional deficiencies such as iron, folate, vitamin D, and calcium deficiencies. 
  • Vitamin absorption after surgery can vary from patient to patient. The type of multivitamin you are advised to take will depend on the specifics of your procedure. 
  • Supplemental calcium may be recommended to prevent conditions associated with calcium deficiency. 
  • The stomach’s ability to process B12 can be significantly reduced for some types of weight loss surgery, therefore you may require vitamin B12 supplementation – as either tablets or injections. 
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  • Surgery can also result in lower iron levels in the blood, iron supplements may be recommended to prevent a deficiency and the development of anaemia. 
  • Protein deficiency following gastric bypass surgery can occur and can lead to health issues, including delayed healing and protein malnutrition. Protein requirements for gastric patients range from 60 to 80 grams per day for women and 70 to 90 grams per day for men. 
  • It is vital for your long-term health to understand that your risk of developing various vitamin deficiency related problems will never completely go away.  

Weight loss surgery scar products

If you are having surgery with us, it is likely that incisions will be made to the skin. The size and location of the incisions will depend on the type of surgery you are having. You may be considering scar treatment options as part of your long-term scar management plan. Options can be discussed with your surgeon and surgeon assistant. 

When skin is wounded due to surgery or other trauma, scar tissue develops as part of the body’s natural healing process. The formation of scar tissue is a complex process, which begins when the dermis (the middle layer of skin) is torn due to the injury. 

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Monitoring your scar will help you to track its progress and catch any problems early, but you need to avoid touching the area unnecessarily. Try to keep the area clean and dry, but make sure you clean your hands before applying any creams or gels that you have been advised to use. Never pick scabs, as this prolongs the healing process and increases the risk of infection. Every scar is different so make sure you follow the specific advice given to you by your surgeon. We have various scar treatments available.

How to buy your weight loss products

All of our products can be ordered by getting in touch or by placing an order with your weight loss advisor. Your advisor will ensure the products are ready for you to take home when you leave the hospital following your procedure or sent to your home address. If you need to place an order for additional products, please contact your weight loss advisor. 

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Monitoring your scar will help you to track its progress and assist in early identification of issues. Avoid touching the area unnecessarily, keep the area clean and dry, and ensure you wash your hands before applying any creams or gels that have been recommended. Picking scabs may prolong the healing process and increase the risk of infection. Scars can vary depending on size and location, following your surgeon’s advice is critical to the scar outcome. 

Get in touch today to find out more about our weight loss supplements and products.  

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Why should I take weight loss supplements?
There are a number of reasons to take weight loss supplements. Following a weight loss procedure, you can expect to consume less food. As a consequence, it will be difficult to meet your daily nutritional requirements. This places you at risk of developing nutritional deficiencies such as iron, folate, vitamin D, protein and calcium deficiencies. It is vital for your long-term health to understand that your risk of developing various vitamin deficiency related problems will never completely go away, so supplements are a great option to look after your health and wellbeing.
Why should I use weight loss scar products?
When skin is wounded due to surgery or other trauma, scar tissue develops as part of the body’s natural healing process. The formation of scar tissue is a complex process, which begins when the dermis (the middle layer of skin) is torn due to the injury.
Scar treatment products can be used as part of your long-term scar management plan. Options can be discussed with your surgeon and surgeon assistant.
Where can I get access to weight loss products?
All of our products can be ordered by getting in touch or by placing an order with your weight loss advisor.
Why choose The Hospital Group for weight loss surgery?
As a highly experienced provider of weight loss conversion surgery, The Hospital Group has over 4 decades of surgical expertise - helping their patients turn dreams into reality.
Our patients are at the heart of what we do. We’re committed to providing a truly personalised experience for each person in our care. If you decide to have weight loss conversion surgery with us, you’ll benefit from:

· World-class facilities, including our state-of-the-art private hospital, Burcot Hall in Bromsgrove, and a network of clinics nationwide so we’re never too far away.

· Over 45 years of surgical expertise, delivered by our extensively qualified and leading surgeons.

· Exceptional care that begins at your consultation continues throughout your journey with us, right through to the comprehensive aftercare we offer following surgery.

· Clear, competitive costs and flexible finance options, so you can work towards your weight loss goals whatever your budget.

We are with you every step of the way on your weight loss journey.

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Here are a selection of the post weight loss surgery products available to you:

Calcichew-D3 Forte

Calcium and vitamin D


Calcium is used in the body for bone health, regulation of heart rate, muscle contraction and nerve transmission. Calcium is also important for maintaining blood pressure and some aspects of immunity. Vitamin D allows your body to absorb calcium effectively. Without it, your bones can become brittle and weak. Following weight loss surgery absorption of calcium and vitamin D will be reduced, so supplementation is essential for you.

Forceval capsules

Daily multivitamin


Forceval is the only formulary multivitamin preparation suitable for patients who have undergone weight loss surgery. It is considered a complete vitamin and mineral supplement, recommended by British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) containing optimum amounts of iron, selenium, copper and zinc. The recommended dose is one soluble tablet or capsule daily.

Forceval soluble

Daily multivitamin


Forceval is the only formulary multivitamin preparation which is suitable for patients who have undergone weight loss surgery. It is considered a complete vitamin and mineral supplement recommended by British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) containing optimum amounts of iron, selenium, copper and zinc. The recommended dose is one tablet or capsule daily. Forceval Soluble Tablet is suitable for patients that prefer to take a liquid supplement rather than swallow capsules.

Ferrous sulphate

Iron supplement


The main function of iron is to transport and store oxygen. It is important for growth and development as well as metabolism, detoxification and wound healing. http://thg.bbpdev.com/admin/pages/edit/show/308
Ferrous sulphate
Iron supplement
Following weight loss surgery, the decrease in stomach acid limits conversion of dietary iron (from meat, beans, nuts and greens) to the absorbable form of iron and ferric iron.

Ferrograd

Iron supplement


Additionally, iron is absorbed in the part of the intestines, the duodenum, which is bypassed during some types of surgery, reducing absorption further. Patients should take adequate iron supplementation following surgery.

Galfer Syrup

Iron supplement


Galfer syrup is appropriate for patients that prefer take a syrup rather than a tablet. The main function of iron is to transport and store oxygen. It is important for growth and development as well as metabolism, detoxification and wound healing.

Fortisip drinks

Compact protein


Protein deficiency can occur for a number of reasons including poor dietary choice following surgery, an overtight gastric band, or protein malabsorption due to type of surgery. It may present several years following surgery. Protein supplementation should be incorporated into your diet. Fortisip Protein Energy is a high protein drink, rich in vitamins and trace elements, lactose and gluten free. It is ready to use in a convenient 200ml bottle available in five flavours: wild strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, tropical fruits and cappuccino.

Dermatix

Silicone Gel


Dermatix gel is easily applied to most areas of the body, including the face, joints and other parts of the skin. It is clinically tested and proven to soften, flatten and smooth scars, and relieve the itching and discomfort associated with them. The gel is quick drying, convenient and easy to use, as well as being transparent and discrete.

Dermatix

Silicone Gel Sheet


Dermatix silicone sheet fabric is thin, self-adhesive and fabric backed. It is lined on one side with silicone, which sticks to the skin reducing and preventing scars. The other side is lined with silky-smooth fabric, which makes it comfortable and convenient to use under clothing. It can also be washed with mild soap and water as it is completely reusable and easy to care for.

Kelocote

Silicone gel


Kelocote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness, hardness, elevation, itch and pain associated with scars, as well as preventing scars from forming. This patented silicone gel is safe and effective for scars resulting from surgery, trauma, wounds, or burns. Kelocote is used for the prevention and management of excessive and abnormal scar formation.

Silderm

Scar spray


SilDerm Scar Spray contains 100% silicone which has been proven in clinical trials to reduce the redness and decrease the size of scars. It can be used on large scars such as those caused from burns or major trauma also on joints, flexures and hairy areas. It is used for the treatment and prevention of red raised scars and is particularly useful for old and new widespread scars, including burn scars.

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