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Description:

Surgery is both the finish line AND the start line for our patients. During this interactive and lively session, listen, learn, and share the literature and your opinions on vitamins, post-op diet progression, and pregnancy care. We’ll bring the most popular ASMBS Doc Matter posts to the San Antonio stage to dissect and discuss.

Learning Objectives

  1. Determine the best diet progression for your MBS patients.
  2. Define the pros and cons to postoperative pain management through the use of narcotics.
  3. Construct a patient care plan for the management of pregnancy from the postoperative patient.

8:00am Welcome, Recap
Melissa Majumdar, MS RD CSOWM LDN
8:05am Panel Discussion: When is it safe? vitamins, nutrition, labs, successes, considerations, and resources.
Sarah Horn, LD MS RD; Deb Allis, MBA PA; Karri Lusk, PhD; Jessica Crandall-Snyder, RD
9:30am Break
10:00am Diet Progression: clear liquids versus food to go
Melissa Majumdar, MS RD CSOWM LDN; Mary Gray Hixson, MPH RD CSOWM LDN; Sue Benson-Davies, PhD DCN MPH RDN LN FAND
10:20am Vitamins: Are bariatric-formulated vitamins really necessary?
Melissa Majumdar, MS RD CSOWM LDN; Sue Benson-Davies, PhD DCN MPH RDN LN FAND
10:40am Narcotics: necessary evil or just too much?
Connie Klein, CBN CRNP; Deb Allis, MBA PA
11:00am Case Studies: The best of Doc (and IH) Matters
Deb Allis, MBA PA; Karri Lusk, PhD; Mary Gray Hixson, MPH RD CSOWM LDN; Connie Klein, CBN CRNP
12:00pm Adjourn