Specialist Bariatric Dietitians
Specialist bariatric dietitians are there to support you with your bariatric surgery journey, using a person tailored approach to guide you through pre surgery dietary optimisation, through to long term post surgery diet success to enhance and maintain weight loss.
They use the latest scientific evidence, and behavioural change techniques to help you optimise your nutrition, achieve weight loss and promote a diet for long term health. Their focus is on helping you meet your nutritional requirements.
Specialist bariatric dieticians work as a key member of the larger medical MDT to support you with any existing illness, disease and prescribed medications.
Specialist Bariatric Dietitian, Jess Upton, explains how nutritional support is an important part of weight loss surgery, essential for the best outcomes.
DIETITIAN SUPPORT TO ENHANCE SURGICAL RESULTS
Bariatric dietitians have specialised training in nutrition, and will create eating plans for you both before and after your weight loss surgery.
They provide dietary support as part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT), preparing you for weight loss surgery to enhance surgical results.
Bariatric surgery can be a rollercoaster, and specialist bariatric dieticians are there to provide guidance and support if you run into obstacles, or hit a weight loss plateau.
They will work with you to make sure you do not lose too much weight too quickly, will support you to prevent and treat any nutritional deficiencies, and will help you reframe some of your attitudes around diet and nutrition.
Some of the benefits of working with specialised bariatric dieticians include:
- Helping you to establish long term dietary habits
- Preparing you nutritionally pre-operatively for the dietary changes required
- Helping you to adapt your eating behaviours
- Helping you through texture progression stages to avoid complications
- Monitoring your blood tests and advising you on long-term vitamin and mineral supplements to avoid nutrient deficiencies
- Supporting you with social challenges post surgery