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, LDN
Debbie Petitpain

Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LDN is the Sodexo Wellness Director at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She has been a registered dietitian nutritionist for more than 15 years and enjoys working with people looking to make dramatic diet and lifestyle changes to lose weight, improve their medical problems and get healthier! Currently, she works in the Office of Health Promotion creating programs and policies to promote wellness at work and to address food insecurity in the 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 is currently volunteering as a national Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is doing a fellowship on food security with the Academy Foundation. 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.

Other Webinars by this Presenter/Organization:
Food and the Workplace: Changing the Culture of Cupcakes

Food and the Workplace: Changing the Culture of Cupcakes

On Demand
Live Date: (Oct 08,2019)
Expiration Date: (Oct 07,2022)

Rating: 4.83 out of 5

Instructor: Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LDN

Duration: 1 hour

CBD: What’s the Buzz

CBD: What's the Buzz?

On Demand
Live Date: (Sep 19,2019)
Expiration Date: (Sep 18,2022)

Rating: 4.68 out of 5

Instructor: Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LDN

Duration: 1 hour

Free Meals for Kids

Hospitals That Fight Hunger: Serving Free Meals to Kids

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

Rating: 4.68 out of 5

Instructor: Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LDN

Duration: 1 hour

Plant Based Diets

Maximizing the Benefits of Plant Based-Diets: Balancing Nutrient Needs and Patient Preferences

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

Rating: 4.80 out of 5

Instructor: Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LDN

Duration: 1 hour

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Comparing, Contrasting and Employing Recommendations

On Demand
Live Date: (Apr 04,2017)
Expiration Date: (Apr 03,2020)

Rating: 4.80 out of 5

Instructor: Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LDN

Duration: 1.5 hours