Digestive Health Nutrition

 

Medicine Nutrition Support Team

Surgical Nutrition Support Team

Nutrition Support Training Programs

 

The dietitian plays an active role in the multi-disciplinary care team of the Digestive Health Center of Excellence, a comprehensive, integrated care system for patients with digestive disorders.

 

The Role of Inpatient Nutritionist for Digestive Health: 

  • Evaluation and assessment of nutritional needs
  • Development and implementation of nutrition plans and goals
  • Follow up to assess the effects of medical nutrition therapy
  • Provide education to patients and family members to optimize their recovery and their nutritional and medical outcomes
  • Community and outpatient referral.

Purpose and Goals of Medical Nutrition Therapy/ Intervention:

Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) involves the nutritionist in providing evidence- based and team-based services of assessment, guidance, support, education and facilitation needed for individuals to successfully manage diet- related risk factors and symptoms of disease and their treatments.

Common Digestive Health Conditions:

The nutritionist works closely with physicians and other nutritionists to provide nutrition therapy and education to patients with conditions including:

  • Celiac disease
  • Failure to thrive
  • Gastroparesis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Liver disease
  • Malabsorbtive disorders
  • Ostomy and hydration management
  • Pancreatitis
  • Radiation enteritis
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Severe Trauma
  • Burns- 2nd or 3rd degree, 20% TBSA
  • Special diet order
  • Recent gastrointestinal surgery

 

 

 

Outpatient