Weight Regain in the Bariatric Patient
WEIGHT REGAIN IN THE BARIATRIC PATIENT
For most bariatric patients, regaining weight is a huge fear. Although the incidence of weight regain following bariatric surgery is low, it does happen. Is it behavior, biology or more complicated factors such as metabolism and hormone adjustments? In this webinar, we will review the current literature regarding weight gain following bariatric surgery and the factors associated with weight regain. You will have a better understanding of the multiple reasons why bariatric surgery can fail and why patients may experience weight regain. We will also discuss medical, psychological and dietary treatments to help your patients get back on track with weight maintenance.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Understand the occurrence of weight regain in the bariatric surgical population.


  • Understand of the determinants of weight regain including: Surgery Failure, and Biological/Behavioral Issues.


  • Discuss a treatment approach with patients who presents with weight regain including medical, psychological, dietary interventions.


  • Discuss additional treatment methods including surgery revision and pharmaocotherapy options for weight regain.
Live Event Date: Aug 13, 2020
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 3.1.6, 4.2.5, 6.2.5, 8.3.7
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
Holly Herrington

Holly Herrington MS, RD, LDN, CDE has been a Registered Dietitian for 8 years and is in her third year as a Certified Diabetes Educator. Holly has served as clinical dietitian in the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for seven years. While there, Holly co-authored textbook chapters on nutrition for bariatric surgery and weight regain following bariatric surgery. She has been a guest lecturer and presenter at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), The Obesity Society (TOS) and a faculty speaker at the Obesity Summit 2015.

Holly received undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Human Sciences from Mississippi State University as well as a degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Mississippi. Holly completed her dietetic internship and master's degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She worked as both an inpatient and outpatient dietitian at Rush before joining Northwestern in 2009. She is certified in Adult Weight Management, levels 1 and 2.

Holly has been a requested expert for media outlets including FOX News Chicago and ABC7 Chicago, and has been featured in US News and World Report, Men's Health and the Chicago Tribune. Her clinical interests include weight loss/bariatric surgery, diabetes management, cardiovascular health, gastrointestinal health and prenatal nutrition.

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