Bariatric Surgery - RD201

Bariatric Surgery

by Katy Ann MacQueen, MS, RD, LDN
(4.6 / 18 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


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.


The goal of this continuing education module is to provide dietitians and nurses with up-to-date, evidence-based information on the different types of bariatric surgical procedures and the nutritional needs of each. After studying the information presented here, you’ll be able to:
  • Understand the different types of bariatric surgical procedures, including their benefits and risks
  • Educate clients on the nutritional implications of bariatric surgery
  • Design a post-op diet for various bariatric surgeries

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for dietitians/nutritionists
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3000, 3090, 5000, 5125, 5370, 5390 and performance indicators of 4.1.2, 4.2.7, 8.3.6, 10.1.2, 10.2.8, 10.2.10.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 10/13/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/2/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/30/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

If this course is approved by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition, this course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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Jennifer F - Cottage Grove, OR  ·  Aug 02, 2019
Good info but a little fast and heavy
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Kelly M - Ravenna , OH  ·  Jul 07, 2019
Great read. Very helpful in better understanding this process.
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Nancy T - Lakeland, FL  ·  Jun 17, 2019
Concise review. Convenient. Thank you
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Lisa T - Pine, MN  ·  Jun 14, 2019
Great information,and review
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Ellen G - Zephyrhills, FL  ·  Jun 02, 2019
Great course, interested in learning more
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00