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Metabolic and bariatric surgery nutrition 3 part series, presented by Fiona Sammut, APD

Fiona Sammut brings a wealth of experience and detail to this specialised topic.

Part 1: The basics

  • Why people seek treatment
  • Options available and outcomes
  • Supporting patients through conversations about treatments
  • Types of metabolic and bariatric surgeries performed in Australia
  • Updated guidelines on indications for surgery
  • Realistic expectations of outcomes from surgery
  • Nutritional management of the bariatric surgical patient:
    • Basic pre-operative nutritional assessment
    • Preparation for surgery, goal setting and realistic expectations
    • Pre-op diet guidelines
    • Basic post op diet and eating behaviour guidelines
    • Immediate post-operative nutrition care

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 Part 2: Long term management

  • The role of the dietitian and MDT in follow-up
  • Follow-up protocols
  • Micronutrient management
  • Body composition
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Weight re-gain
  • References, key resources and further education opportunities for dietitians

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Part 3: Life stage management

  • Excessive weight loss and malnutrition/sarcopenia
  • Disordered eating behaviours and eating disorders
  • Suboptimal response to therapy
  • Reactive Hypoglycaemia/Late dumping
  • Life stage management
    • Pregnancy
    • Menopause
    • Ageing
    • References, key resources and further education opportunities for dietitians

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Fiona Sammut has 25 years’ experience as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. She started her career at Austin Health and has worked in a wide range of clinical areas in public and private services. As part of the team at Darebin Weight Loss Surgery over the last 18 years, Fiona has supported thousands of clients over their weight management journeys and has developed a vast experience of all aspects of metabolic and bariatric surgery nutrition management and gastrointestinal health. Fiona has a special interest in micronutrient management, pregnancy and disordered eating following bariatric surgery, and is very passionate about patient centred approach to client management.