Bariatric Surgery Nutrition
BEYOND THE BASICS OF BARIATRIC NUTRITION
Registered dietitians of all disciplines benefit from being knowledgeable about the basic nutritional needs of patients who have had bariatric surgery. However, in special circumstances, a patient may present with something more complicated such as weight regain, pregnancy, hair loss or a micronutrient deficiency. This webinar will review general guidelines for the postop patient, including diet and supplement recommendations and the newly updated recommended lab markers but will also include strategies for identifying and treating patients in special circumstances like the ones mentioned. Emerging treatment options, including the intragastric balloon and Aspire Assist, and the recently approved weight loss medications will also be covered. With the world-wide prevalence of obesity, rapidly evolving treatment options, and increasing popularity of bariatric surgery, this webinar is one you won't want to miss.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • List the most common types of bariatric surgeries performed and their mechanisms of action.


  • Summarize the post-operative diet and supplement recommendations and current recommended nutrition labs.


  • Define special considerations for clients with weight regain, pregnancy, hair loss or a micronutrient deficiency.


  • Describe emerging treatment options for the treatment of obesity, including FDA approved medications and medical devices.
Live Event Date: Jun 29, 2017
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 3060, 5370, 3020, 5280
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 8.1.3, 10.4.4
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 2, 3
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LD
Debbie Petitpain

Debbie Petitpain, MS, RD, LD is a registered dietitian with Sodexo at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. For years 10 years she worked with the Bariatric Surgery Program and more recently, is in the Office of Health Promotion and enjoys working with people looking to make dramatic diet and lifestyle changes to lose weight, improve their medical problems and get healthier!

At home, she and her husband model to their two young daughters how food nourishes the body, gives us energy, helps us grow and connects us to our community. She graduated from the College of Charleston, received her Masters in Nutrition from Boston University and completed her dietetic training in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has co-authored several papers on bariatric nutrition and in 2012 co-authored the book chapter "Bariatric Surgery and Post Bariatric Surgery Nutrition Needs."

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Live Date: (May 16,2017)
Expiration Date: (May 15,2020)

Rating: 4.75 out of 5

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Expiration Date: (Apr 03,2020)

Rating: 4.77 out of 5

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Post-Op Nutritional Deficiencies in Bariatric Surgery Patients

On Demand
Live Date: (Jan 26,2016)
Expiration Date: (Jan 25,2019)

Rating: 4.60 out of 5

Instructor: Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LD

Duration: 1 hour

Basics of Bariatric Nutrition

Basics of Bariatric Nutrition

On Demand
Live Date: (Jan 07,2016)
Expiration Date: (Jan 06,2019)

Rating: 4.57 out of 5

Instructor: Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LD

Duration: 1 hour

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