Does Low Vitamin D Play a Role In Increased Risks After Surgery? posted on November 24, 2014 low vitamin Driskssurgeryvitamin d Share this Post Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Plus November 24, 2014 In Anesthesia and Analgesia, the researchers analyzed the relationship between Vitamin D level and surgical outcomes in approximately 3,500 patients who had surgery, other than heart surgery between 2005 and 2011. Only patients who had available Vitamin D levels around the time of surgery– from three months to one month afterward were included in the study. In conclusion, patients with low Vitamin D levels are at increased risk of death and serious complications after noncardiac surgery. Here is the link to the study: Low Vitamin D Levels Linked To Increased Risks After Noncardiac Surgery God bless you and to your good health! Joyce Gibb MS, CRNP Vitamin D-3 5000 I.U. (250) $31.99 $23.99 Add to cart No ratings. Vitamin D-3 2000 IU (250) $26.99 $20.24 Add to cart No ratings.