Bariatric surgery is often associated with micronutrient deficiencies after surgery. However, if we take a step back and look at bariatric surgery as a whole, we would also want to explore other areas that may need supplemental support to enable someone’s optimal health following their procedure.
In this class, we’re going to take a closer look at how to approach someone undergoing bariatric surgery from a supplemental lens. We’ll discuss what additional considerations should be thought of when there are metabolic or absorptive changes, and what is seen in the research. Consider attending this class if you currently have clients that have had a previous bariatric surgery and/or want to gain insight into some of the other nuances presented within this patient population.
In this webinar, you’ll discover:
- A baseline of bariatric surgery types and base nutrients needed
- Additional supplement considerations
- Other tools to personalize the supplement selection
- See Katie Chapmon’s presentation slides here
- Connect with Katie through her website at katiechapmon.com or her course, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Fundamentals
About Katie Chapmon, MS, RD
Katie Chapmon, MS, RD, is an award-winning Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in Bariatric Nutrition, GI Issues and Hormonal Health and with 10+ years of hands-on clinical experience for leading medical providers. She is the proud recipient of the 2010 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award and 2018 Excellence in Weight Management Practice Award through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
She spent the first decade of her career as the lead dietitian for Kaiser Permanente Southern California. For the past several years, she has been working with industry partners and consumers to improve nutrition education within the field, and maintains a virtual private practice. In April 2021, she launched Bariatric Nutrition Pro – to provide healthcare practitioners education to start (or continue!) their bariatric career with the confidence and knowledge to succeed.
She currently serves as the immediate past Chair of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health Clinical Issues Committee, Chapter author of the 3rd Edition of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Bariatric Surgery. She is a national speaker and enjoys time hiking and cooking in the kitchen.