Nutrition Consultations for Weight Loss Surgery

Those who cannot lose weight through diet and exercise may turn to bariatric surgery for help reaching their target weight. If you’re considering weight loss surgery, you must first understand how the procedure will affect your appetite.  

In this video, registered dietician Shannon Hitzman of Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center discusses a patient’s diet progression following bariatric surgery. Immediately after the surgery, the patient only consumes liquids, then moves on to pureed foods, soft foods, and normal foods in the ensuing weeks. At first, the reduced stomach size only allows the patient to consume about ¼ cup of food at each meal.  

For more information about bariatric surgery, call  Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center  at (702) 233-5300. We’re dedicated to providing emergency care and general wellness services to the people of Southern Nevada.

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