Bariatric Surgery (Obesity Surgery)

WHAT IS BARIATRIC SURGERY?

Bariatric surgery is an approach to weight loss in clinically diagnosed severe obesity. The procedure involves surgically limiting food intake by reducing the capacity of the stomach. Several forms of bariatric surgery include gastric bypass, gastroplasty, and gastric banding.

Positive outcomes post surgery include weight loss, and improvement in diabetes, blood cholesterol and blood pressure.

Eligibility for bariatric surgery is determined by your healthcare professional team.

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

Nutritional strategies will be developed pre and post bariatric surgery. Diet requirements vary at each stage of the surgery process, therefore a multi-phase approach to diet progression will be undertaken. An individualised plan will be developed throughout the surgery process, taking into account your lifestyle, culture and eating habits to ensure achievable goals.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Bariatric (Obesity Surgery) Nutrition - Obesity Surgery Society of Australia & New Zealand

REFERENCES

Crowe, T., Smith, D., Walsh, A., Whitney, E. & Rolfes, S. (2014). Understanding nutrition: Australian and New Zealand. South Melbourne, Vic: Cengage Learning.
Mahan, L., Stump, S., Raymond, J. & Krause, M. (2012). Krause's food & the nutrition care process. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier/Saunders.
PEN. (2014). Healthy Weight/Obesity - Bariatric Surgery. Retrieved 29 November, 2016, from http://www.pennutrition.com/KnowledgePathway.aspx?kpid=15324&tkid=19916