Bariatric nutrition is highly relevant in the life of every patient. However, the field is littered with misconceptions that can negatively impact the health and success of patients. This course is designed with the bariatric dietitian in mind but all health care professionals will benefit from an update on the latest evidence-based guidelines in bariatric nutrition. Preoperative and postoperative periods will be covered as well as topics that apply to both inpatient and outpatient settings. Multidisciplinary topics relating to nutrition will be incorporated to provide attendees with the ability to collaborate in multidisciplinary teams.

Learning Objectives

  1. List at least 3 resources for counseling patients who are non-English speaking as well as patients with less than proficient health literacy
  2. List 5 modifiable life style and environmental factors to assess in patients who have weight regain after bariatric surgery 3.Describe how to elicit family support for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery
  3. List 3 management strategies for non-responders to surgery, weight regain after surgery, and obesity disease relapse
  4. Describe the importance of the team approach in achieving post-operative remission

1:30pm Challenges Dietitians face in counseling patients with less than proficient health literacy; patients who are non-English speaking and working with varied cultures
Laura Andromalos, MS RD CDE
2:00pm Social Support for post-Bariatric Patients
Lora Grabow, LMSW
2:30pm How do we define “Quality Nutrition Care” in treating patients with Obesity
Julie Parrott, MS RDN CPT
3:00pm Panel Discussion / Question & Answer
Laura Andromalos, MS RD CDE; Julie Parrott, MS RDN CPT
3:00pm Break
3:30pm A258 Food cravings after bariatric surgery: Sleeve gastrectomy versus roux-en-y gastric bypass
Authors: Afton M Koball, PhD ABPP; Kara J. Kallies, MS; Luis D Ramirez, MPH
Presenter: Afton M Koball, PhD ABPP
3:45pm A260 Inadequate vitamin D does not interfere with body weight reduction in women of childbearing age after roux-en-y gastric bypass
Authors: Jean-Marie Molasoko, MD FASMBS
Presenter: Jean-Marie Molasoko, MD FASMBS
4:00pm Panel Discussion/Q&A
4:10pm Team approach to achieving remission: patient selection strategies for intervention
Erik Wilson, MD
5:30pm Adjourn