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.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Describe the history of vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) as a stand-alone bariatric procedure and distinguish its mechanism of action and efficacy.
- Identify potential nutritional deficiencies that result from undergoing the procedure.
- Apply current practice nutrition guidelines to direct dietary counseling.
- Demonstrate the importance and role of the dietitian in VSG’s durability and success.
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.
- 2.00 CDR