meds adjusted due to bariatric surgery

More patients will need their meds adjusted due to bariatric surgery. These procedures are gaining frequency...due to growing recognition of their positive effect on weight, diabetes, and cardiovascular risk.

But these procedures often throw off medication regimens.

Gastric banding with an inflatable ring (Lap-Band, etc) severely restricts the size of the stomach and can block the passage of some oral meds.

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