BARIATRIC SURGERY: PREPARING PATIENTS FOR THE ROAD AHEAD
There continues to be exponential increases in the number of bariatric surgeries performed each year. Are you prepared to counsel a new bariatric surgery patient? This webinar aims to provide you with what you need to know for counseling preoperative patients as they begin their journey toward surgery. Gain confidence in bridging the gap between bariatric surgery and intuitive eating by introducing your bariatric patients to a mindful eating approach prior to surgery.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Identify the types of bariatric surgery.
Recognize the qualifications for bariatric surgery.
Understand the pivotal role that Dietitian's have in the patients' pre-op journey.
Feel confident counseling new bariatric surgery patients on:
- Behavior modification
- Mindset changes
- Preparing for surgery
About the Presenter: Cassandra Golden Sampson, MS, RD, LDN, MIEP
Cassandra Golden Sampson MS, RD, LDN, MIEP is a Registered Dietitian, Licensed Nutritionist, and a Mindful & Instinctive Eating PractitionerTM. After recovering from a personal battle with binge eating disorder, Cassandra has dedicated her career to teaching the art of mindful and instinctive eating. Cassandra owns a completely telehealth-based private practice offering one-on-one nutrition counseling, group classes and online courses.
Since 2013, Cassandra has been partnering with clients on their personal journeys toward making peace with food. Cassandra meets patients at the intersection between bariatric surgery and intuitive eating to create an onramp for mindful and instinctive eating, after decades of dieting. All nutrition services are centered around the ultimate goal of finding food peace and body neutrality after bariatric surgery.
Cassandra holds a Master’s Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida International University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of South Florida. Cassandra has recently published “The Intuitive Eating Journal: 30 Mindful and Instinctive Thoughts to Start Your Day”, now available on Amazon. Outside of her private practice, Cassandra loves teaching Zumba (for 11+ years!) and savoring time with her new baby, Golden Skye.