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 (MUSC) in Charleston. As the Wellness Director in the Office of Health Promotion, she develops policies and programs to advance health on campus and in the community.

In 2016, she received a "Hero of Everyday Life" award for her volunteer efforts to fight hunger in the community by establishing the first hospital-based USDA Summer Meal Program in the Southeast with the Kids Eat Free program at MUSC, which provided over 13,000 free meals to kids in the first 3 years. Since then, Debbie has consulted with numerous healthcare organizations starting similar programs and has collected examples of today's best practices. She has presented this body of work on behalf of the USDA and non-profits such as No Kid Hungry to hospital administrators, state associations and to anyone who wants to learn more about it!

Debbie graduated from the College of Charleston, received her Masters in Nutrition from Boston University and completed her dietetic training in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has worked for Sodexo since 2003.

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Live Date: (May 22,2018)
Expiration Date: (May 21,2021)

Rating: 4.95 out of 5

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Plant Based Diets

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Expiration Date: (May 15,2020)

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Live Date: (Apr 04,2017)
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: 4.63 out of 5

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Duration: 1 hour

Basics of Bariatric Nutrition

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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