This course is designed for both surgeons and integrated health professionals.
Course Overview and Target Audience
Despite having an excess of stored energy, obesity is often accompanied by nutritional derangements. Additionally, while bariatric surgery results in significant improvements in many comorbid conditions, it too may result in significant nutritional consequences. Some of the postoperative changes are in part, independent from the resultant weight loss. This course is designed to review the nutritional issues associated with obesity, significant weight loss and bariatric surgery. An expert faulty has been assembled to cover these issues. Additionally, related topics such as Gut hormones and energy regulation and reactive hypoglycemia will be covered. The content of this course is appropriate to all clinicians active in the care of the severely obese patient and those who will or have undergone bariatric surgery.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Summarize where in the gastrointestinal tract, the various nutrients are absorbed.
- Recognize the nutritional consequences of obesity, significant weight loss and the nutritional deficits created by the different bariatric surgical procedures.
- Identify the role of gut hormones in hunger, satiety in surgical weight loss.
- Assess the changes in body composition and energy expenditure after bariatric surgery.
- Visualize aspects of nutrition support that are unique to the postoperative bariatric patient.
- Describe etiology and management of severe hypoglycemia after gastric bypass surgery.
- Predict the nutritional challenges seen after bariatric surgery for pregnant patients and the adolescent patients.
- Discuss nutrition support of the critically ill obese patient.