How Can I Get My Vitamins Down? FAQ with Dr. Steven Simper
By: Dr. Steven C. Simper, MD, FACS
“It is the will and ambition of our patients who ultimately make their weight loss possible. Treating the whole person is a critical part of the care given to my patients.”
Question: How can I get my vitamins down?
Dr. Steven Simper’s answer: Vitamins taste bad…mostly all of them, even the chewable ones. Now most of us still can choke them down when they are covered with flavoring. They also tend to be larger pills that some people have difficulty swallowing. The truth is, you just have to experiment and find a vitamin you can get down. Sometimes you just have to overcome some of your personal preferences. I actually prefer the pill, even when it is large. It will go down and dissolve just fine, but you can’t drink a whole glass of water to get it down. You just have to work on it.
About the Author:
Dr. Steven Simper, MD, FACS, performed his first bariatric procedures in 1984 at Wilford Hall Medical Center, in Texas. Currently, he performs laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and revisional surgery. In addition to general surgery procedures. He joined Rocky Mountain Associated Physicians in 2001, and began performing laparoscopic gastric bypass. Since 2008, he has developed his skill and expertise with the powerful biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (DS). He is among a handful of surgeons who perform this procedure. He both proctors other surgeons and is a speaker at bariatric conferences in regards to the duodenal switch procedure. In following his patients, and witnessing results, he has become a strong advocate for this procedure in the select individual who needs a powerful surgery.