29 January 2021

The Clinical Takeaway: Dietary requirements post-bariatric surgery

Clinical Obesity

Dr David Lim speaks with fertility and prenatal dietitian Melanie McGrice about how to manage patients’ nutritional requirements.

In this episode:

  • The post bariatric patient is in the midst of a life-changing experience, the kind of support they receive makes a big difference to the long term outcomes
  • Post bariatric surgery, the patient is effectively in a chronic mal-absorptive state. Protein intake, Vitamin B12, iron, calcium are particularly impacted
  • OTC multivitamins are NOT sufficient to meet the needs of these patients, most GPs are unaware of how to supplement and monitor effectively

Host: Dr David Lim, GP

Guest: Melanie McGrice, fertility and prenatal dietitian; founder of Nutrition Plus

Total time: 35 mins

Useful resources:


Nourish with Melanie – YouTube

Health Care Professionals – Nutrition Plus

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