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Course Overview

Bariatric surgery, also commonly known as weight-loss surgery, is currently the most effective treatment available for combating obesity and offers a long-term solution for individuals suffering with obesity. In addition to resulting in significant weight loss, bariatric surgery positively impacts more than 40 weight-related medical conditions and decreases a person’s risk of premature death. The most frequently performed bariatric procedures in America are gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy, with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding falling out of favor in recent years. In 2015, 196,000 bariatric surgery procedures were performed. Learn if patients qualify for bariatric surgery, the ramifications of each type of surgery, and the nutritional management pre-op and post-op. Bariatric surgery isn’t a cure for obesity, but rather a treatment tool. Long-term success requires lifelong commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

About the Course Author

Katy MacQueen Hartman, MS, RD, LDN, is a senior bariatric dietitian at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass. She obtained the level 1 certificate of training in adult weight management through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2014. She volunteers for the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group, the Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Obesity Surgery, a peer-reviewed medical journal. Katy Ann MacQueen, MS, RD, LDN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

  • Commission on Dietetic Registration


    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition


    Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This course is approved for 1.0 contact hours.

Course Details
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Design a post-op diet for various bariatric surgeries; Educate clients on the nutritional implications of bariatric surgery; Understand the different types of bariatric surgical procedures, including their benefits and risks
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Level II level Dietitians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.