Nutrition Support for the Bariatric Surgery Patient: When and Why Nutrition Support is Needed

Medical Nutrition Therapy

CEU credits are no longer available for this webinar.

This webinar outlines the four types of bariatric surgery and the mechanisms by which they affect nutritional status; lists indications for initiation of nutrition support therapy in the bariatric patient; determines the appropriate mode of nutrition support therapy (enteral vs. parenteral nutrition); illustrates nutrition care considerations necessary when working with bariatric patients on nutrition support therapy; applies nutrition support therapy across the spectrum of care for bariatric surgery patients; and identifies resources available to registered dietitian nutritionists working with bariatric patients in nutrition support therapy.

Speaker Information
Kellene A. Isom, MS, RD, LDN
Bariatric Program Manager and Senior Bariatric Dietitian
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Center for Metabolic Health and Bariatric Surgery
Boston, MA

Kellene received her BA and MS at Boston University where she completed her Dietetic Internship at St. Elizabeth's Steward Hospital (formerly Caritas Christi) in Boston, MA. Kellene has worked in private practice, specializing in weight management, sports nutrition, and GI disorders. She received her certificate of training in Adult Weight Management in 2010.

She has been active in education, having multiple publications and having given presentations for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Expo, Obesity Week, and other national conferences on bariatric nutrition and bariatric programming. She is the co-director of the annual Bariatric Summit.

Kellene has been the Bariatric Program Manager for the Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital for six years. She is also an Adjunct Instructor for the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University.

Kellene has held roles as the Bariatric Subunit Chair and the Professional Development Chair for the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group. She is currently the Network Director for the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group.

Currently, Kellene is involved in the work group for the Bariatric Surgery Evidence Analysis Library. She is also part of the committee writing the Integrated Health ASMBS Nutrition Guidelines Update for the Surgical Weight Loss Patient. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Obesity Surgery and the co-editor for the 2nd edition of the Academy's Pocket Guide to Bariatric Surgery.

Kris M. Mogensen, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
Team Leader Dietitian
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Kris M. Mogensen, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC is a Team Leader Dietitian in the Department of Nutrition at Brigham and Women's Hospital and an Instructor in Health Sciences (Nutrition) at Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from Douglass College, Rutgers University, completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and has a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from Framingham State University. She has been a registered dietitian for over 20 years, and has specialized in nutrition support for the majority of her career. She has co-authored numerous articles in professional journals, textbook chapters, and professional manuals. She lectures nationally and internationally on nutrition support and medical nutrition therapy, and is an active member of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition's Clinical Practice Committee and Malnutrition Committee. Her research focuses on the impact of malnutrition on outcomes in critically ill patients.