Course Overview

In bariatric surgery, there are a number of different surgical procedures each netting unique effects on weight loss and comborbidity, with surgery both affecting, and being affected by, the nutritional disposition of the patient. This course is designed to provide an overview of best practices for systematic approach to perioperative nutrition assessment and intervention, with focus sustaining longer term outcomes such as bone and neurologic integrity. The course will also include other topics related to nutrition in the current context of obesity and weight loss surgery, including the microbiome and the status of obesity’s routine consideration as a function of food addiction.

Target Audience

The content of this course is appropriate to all clinicians active in the care of the severely obese patient and those who will or have undergone bariatric surgery.