Our Approach with Bariatric Surgery

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A Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist can help in every phase of bariatric surgery

Whether you are just beginning to think about bariatric surgery, in the 6 month preparation phase, or have had bariatric surgery in the past, we’re here to provide reliable information, personalized advice, and the support you are looking for.

If you are just beginning to consider surgical weight loss options-

We can provide balanced view of the pro’s and con’s of bariatric surgery and solid understanding what surgery will and will not do for you. Maintaining weight loss after bariatric surgery requires healthy eating habits that are best begun long before you begin actively preparing for surgery. We can help you be sure that all of the other options for weight loss are fully explored so that when the time comes, you can be sure you are ready to make the right decision for you.

If you are actively preparing for surgery-

All insurances require a single visit with a registered dietitian to document your weight management history and provide essential nutrition education. Yet, limiting yourself to a single visit a month before your scheduled surgery is probably less than ideal. The 6 month pre-surgical period is a time to focus on making specific behavioral changes that will support long term weight loss. We can help you make sure that you are fully prepared.

After Bariatric Surgery-

We understand the food and nutritional challenges that may arise after bariatric surgery. Initial weight loss may be disappointing or weight regain in the years following surgery may begin to be a problem. Whatever the issues, working with an RD/nutritionist can help get you back on track.

About the Author

Stephanie Figon, MS, RDN, LD

Creator of Supplement Sciences and NutriScape.NET. As a dietitian since 1992, Steph has had experiences in consulting, 15 years in clinical, and has operated a private practice nutrition counseling office for since 2011. Log in to comment and save this article on your board or send your comments to reviews@supplement-sciences.com