Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy — Considerations and Nutritional Implications

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 5125, 5370, 5390; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.3; 8.3.1; 8.3.6; 10.1.3

This continuing education course reviews the historical and current progression of vertical sleeve gastrectomy, its known mechanism of action, indications and contraindications for undergoing the procedure, and pre- and postoperative nutritional considerations. This course brings to the forefront the critical role nutrition plays in preventing or treating complications and suggests current, practical, and evidence-based dietary recommendations.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:

  1. Describe the history of vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) as a stand-alone bariatric procedure and distinguish its mechanism of action and efficacy.
  2. Identify potential nutritional deficiencies that result from undergoing the procedure.
  3. Apply current practice nutrition guidelines to direct dietary counseling.
  4. Demonstrate the importance and role of the dietitian in VSG’s durability and success.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 CDR
Course opens: 
02/23/2017
Course expires: 
02/22/2020
CE Club cost:
$12.00
Cost:
$24.00
Rating: 
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Lillian Craggs-Dino, DHA, RDN, LDN, is a practicing bariatric dietitian, support group coordinator for a renowned bariatric program in south Florida, national and international speaker, and freelance food and nutrition writer.

Lillian Craggs-Dino serves as a consultant to Bariatric Fusion, LLC. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 CDR

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/23/2017
Course expires: 
02/22/2020

Price

CE Club cost:
$12.00
Cost:
$24.00
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