Predictors of Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 5125, 5370, 5390
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 9.6.3, 9.6.4, 9.6.6, 10.2.5
CPE Level 2
This continuing education course reviews the determinants of inadequate weight loss and/or weight regain after bariatric surgery. Early intervention by bariatric RDs who can identify the determinants of regain often can reduce patient risk of significant weight regain and also assist in patient selection for candidates seeking revision or conversion surgeries.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the April 2019 issue of Today's Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Demonstrate the role of the RD in the prevention of weight regain after bariatric surgery.
- Evaluate the impact of nonadherence to nutrition recommendations on short- and long-term weight loss and risk of weight regain after bariatric surgery.
- Assess the maladaptive and disordered eating patterns that may contribute to weight regain after bariatric surgery.
Mireille Blacke, MA, LADC, RD, CD-N, is an adjunct professor at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut; bariatric program coordinator at the Bariatric Center at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut; and a freelance health and nutrition writer.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR