Pre-Bariatric Nutrition Consultation
PRE BARIATRIC SURGERY NUTRITION CONSULTATION: $250
A comprehensive nutritional assessment is conducted preoperatively by our medical staff at DHW to identify the patient’s nutritional and educational needs. It is essential to determine any preexisting nutritional deficiencies, develop appropriate dietary intervention for correction, and create a plan for postoperative dietary intake that will enhance the likelihood of success.
The management of postoperative nutrition begins preoperatively with a thorough assessment of nutritional status, a strong educational program, and follow-up to reinforce important principles associated with long term weight loss maintenance.
Bariatric Nutritional Care includes Assessment of BMI, excess body fat, weight history, medical history, available lab values, psychological history, dietary intake, physical activity, psychosocial factors, and discussion on the importance of personal responsibility and some discussion about postoperative intake including appropriate food and liquid choices.