This course is designed for both surgeons and integrated health professionals.
Session Overview and Target Audience
This joint collaborative session will provide an overview of the mechanisms and the work-up of weight regain after bariatric surgery and discuss the use of lifestyle, medical and surgical interventions to curb weight regain. This session is targeted towards physician and mid-level practitioners, registered dietitians, nutritionists, behaviorists and exercise physiologists interested in the care of bariatric surgery patients.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Explain the incidence and natural history of weight regain after bariatric surgery.
- Discuss the mechanisms and the work-up for weight regain after bariatric surgery.
- Apply the use of lifestyle, medical and surgical intervention to curb weight regain.