Bariatric Surgery Nutrition

 

Purpose of Clinic Services:

§  To assist patients with nutrition needs before and after bariatric surgery

§  To maximize weight loss and minimize nutritional deficiencies for post-surgery patients

 

Role of the Clinical Nutritionist:

§  To provide information seminars on bariatric nutrition to people considering weight loss surgery including gastric bypass, gastric band and gastric sleeve

§  To provide nutrition counseling for bariatric surgery patients at all initial and follow-up appointments

§  To help facilitate the Lighter Life Bariatric Surgery Support Group

 

Treatment Goals:

§  To help patients optimize their weight loss and maintain significant weight loss for life

§  To help patients maintain adequate nutritional status during and after weight loss

§  To provide support and guidance through the Bariatric Surgery Support Group

 

For Further Information:

Your Bariatric Dietitians are: Kelli Hughes, RD, CDE and Rebecca Puffer, MPH, RD

Phone:  434-243-9348

Visit the UVA Bariatric Surgery Program website: http://uvahealth.com/services/bariatric-surgery-program

 

 

 

 

 

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Kelli Hughes, RD, CDE

Education:

Boston University

James Madison University

Internship:

UVA Health System

Professional Organization Memberships:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Diabetes Care and Education Dietetic Practice Group

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Professional areas of Interest/Research:

Weight loss

Counseling

Weight maintenance/emotional eating

 

 

Rebecca Puffer, MPH, RD

Education:

Davidson College

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dietetic Internship:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professional Organization Memberships:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Professional Areas of Interest & Research:

Obesity Prevention Education

Bariatric Surgery

Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation after Bariatric Surgery