This webinar was presented live on January 18, 2019.
No matter your area of practice, you are likely encountering patients who have had bariatric surgery. Without standardization for nutrition guidelines in this field, recommendations vary widely among practitioners and often diverge from evidence-based practice. In this session, you’ll receive best practice guidelines for pre-op and post-op care practices including preoperative weight loss and diets, postoperative diet progression, and macro- and micronutrient recommendations. Whether you see bariatric surgery patients daily or a few times per year, you’ll be able to confidently promote optimal care practices for your patient.
- Describe evidence-based preoperative diet protocols
- Identify priorities for the postoperative diet progression
- Apply micronutrient guidelines to supplement recommendations
Laura Andromalos, MS, RD, CD, CDE
Andromalos is the Nutrition Program Manager at Northwest Weight and Wellness Center in Everett, WA and a bilingual Certified Diabetes Educator Coach in the telehealth setting for Fit4D. She serves as a facilitator for the CDR Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults and is on the subject matter expert committee for the Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management (CSOWM) exam.
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