1st Edition

Nutrition and Bariatric Surgery

Edited By Robert F. Kushner, Christopher D. Still Copyright 2015
    308 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Bariatric surgery has led to improved health outcomes including significant weight loss and reduction in co-morbidities among patients with obesity. Clinical practice guidelines recommend that patients considering bariatric surgery undergo a comprehensive nutritional assessment. Nutrition and Bariatric Surgery is the first comprehensive book that uniquely addresses the dietary and nutritional care of the bariatric surgery patient.

    This book reviews the nutritional and physiological changes imposed by surgical revision of the gastrointestinal tract. Also discussed are nutritional assessment of the bariatric surgical patient as well as pre- and postoperative dietary management recommendations. Other clinical topics covered include nutritional anemia, metabolic bone disease, neurological disorders, and protein–calorie malnutrition.

    Nutrition and Bariatric Surgery examines eating behaviors before and after bariatric surgery as well as psychological issues, mood disorders, and nutritional concerns associated with weight regain. The book also addresses nutritional needs of special populations undergoing bariatric surgery including adolescents, pregnant or lactating women, and severely obese ICU patients. The book is an authoritative guide for health care professionals caring for the bariatric patient including physicians, dietitians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners.

    Review of Nutritional Gastrointestinal Physiology Imposed by Bariatric Surgical Procedures, Michael A. Via and Jeffrey I. Mechanick

    Nutritional Assessment of the Bariatric Surgery Patient, Maria L. Collazo-Clavell

    Nutrition Management, Pre- and Postsurgery, Sue Cummings

    Anemia and Bariatric Surgery, Mark A. Marinella

    Metabolic Bone Disease Following Bariatric Surgery, Stephanie F. Deivert and Christopher D. Still

    Neurological Disorders, Neeraj Kumar

    Selected Nutritional Deficiencies (Zinc, Selenium, Vitamins A, D, E, and K, and Niacin), Yaniv Cozacov, Hira Ahmad, and Raul J. Rosenthal

    Pharmacology of Drugs and Nutritional Supplements, Margaret Malone

    Macronutrient Concerns: Protein–Energy Malnutrition, Pornpoj Pramyothin and Caroline M. Apovian

    Special Populations: Adolescents, Kathleen B. Hrovat, Linda M. Kollar, and Thomas H. Inge

    Special Populations: Pregnancy and Lactation after Bariatric Surgery, Michelle A. Kominiarek

    Psychological Issues and Eating Behavior Before and After Bariatric Surgery, David B. Sarwer and Rebecca J. Dilks

    Nutrition and Body Contouring Procedures, Siamak Agha-Mohammadi

    Obesity in Critical Illness: Implications for Nutrition Therapy, Stephen A. McClave, Thomas H. Frazier, Samir D. Vermani, and Ryan T. Hurt

    Nutrition and Weight Regain in the Bariatric Surgical Patient, Kirsten Webb Sorensen, Holly Herrington, and Robert F. Kushner



    Robert F. Kushner is professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, clinical director of the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity, and medical director of the Center for Lifestyle Medicine in Chicago. He received his MD from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in clinical nutrition and nutritional biology from The University of Chicago. He is past president of The Obesity Society, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists, and current chair of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Kushner has authored more than 190 original articles, reviews, books, and book chapters covering medical nutrition, medical nutrition education, and obesity.

    Christopher D. Still is medical director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management and the Geisinger Obesity Research Institute. He earned his MS from Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition and his DO from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has been past president of the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists and founding board member of the Obesity Action Coalition. In addition to his strong interest in obesity research, he has authored numerous clinical and research-oriented publications in the field of obesity and obesity-related comorbid medical problems.

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