Life after weight-loss surgery: Nutrition and beyond

In print

Life after weight-loss surgery: Nutrition and beyond

By Clarice Hebblethwaite
Young woman looking in mirror
After weight-loss surgery, it can take time for a person to accept and appreciate their new appearance [Image: – Maria Korneeva]

Health practitioner support for weight-loss surgery is rising. Dietition Clarice Hebblethwaite provides information on nutritional and behavioural support for patients after surgery

Key points, The demographic for patients having weight-loss surgery in New Zealand is changing to a lower-BMI population, and demand has increased. Unique nutri, Education Blue W/ Grey Background W/ Padding

1. American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Bariatric Surgery Procedures.

2. Parrott J, Frank L, Rabena R, et al. American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery integrated health nutritional guidelines for the surgical weight loss patient 2016 update: micronutrients. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2017;13(5):727–41.

3. Mechanick JI, Apovian C, Brethauer S, et al. Clinical practice guidelines for the perioperative nutrition, metabolic, and nonsurgical support of patients undergoing bariatric procedures – 2019 update: cosponsored by American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology, The Obesity Society, American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Obesity Medicine Association, and American Society of Anesthesiologists. Endocrine Pract 2019;25(Suppl 2):1–75.

4. Golzarand M, Toolabi K, Farid R. The bariatric surgery and weight losing: a meta-analysis in the long- and very long-term effects of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy on weight loss in adults. Surg Endosc 2017;31(11):4331–45.

5. Johnson Stoklossa C, Atwal S. Nutrition care for patients with weight regain after bariatric surgery. Gastroenterol Res Pract 2013;2013:256145.

6. Mayo Clinic. Weight regain after bariatric surgery. June 2018.