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Louisiana Weight Loss Learning Center

Welcome to our Learning Center, your new resource for the latest obesity trends, detailed information on our weight loss programs and process, and pre- and post-bariatric surgery tips and guidelines! Like our live patient seminars and support groups, this online educational resource is part of The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana commitment to patient care and healthy clinical outcomes. Coming soon, we will have online videos and tutorials to help you learn more about your weight loss options and support you in your new lifestyle. Remember, if you don’t find what you need, you can always contact us.

Vitamins For Your Weight Loss Plan

Vitamins are a very important part of your weight loss diet and nutrition plan, and they are especially critical after bariatric surgery. Because you can only eat three small meals a day, choosing your foods carefully or taking the recommended dose of vitamin supplements after your weight loss procedure is necessary to help your body get proper nutrition. Detailed information on the key bariatric vitamins is available below in a downloadable format to help you learn more about the role of these vitamins, what happens if you don’t get enough, and where to get them.





Vitamin A

Vitamin B12

Vitamin D

About Obesity

Obesity is a life-threatening disease affecting millions of Americans. Seven out of 10 U.S. adults are overweight or obese, and the annual cost to the U.S. healthcare system have recently been estimated at $147 billion, double what it was nearly a decade ago. Obesity is a major risk factor for serious medical conditions, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and cancer.