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Activity Number 170600, Level 3

The authors analyze the double-edged sword aspects of bariatric surgical procedures. These procedures can be highly effective in the treatment of obesity and related complications. However, they are accompanied by the potential of serious complications. These complications include, but are not limited to, the impairment of assimilation of lipophilic substances and interruption of assimilation of fats, essential fatty acids and all fat-soluble vitamins.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Explain micronutrient deficiencies in individuals with obesity before bariatric surgery.
  2. Discern between the types of bariatric surgeries.
  3. Identify nutritional concerns related to bariatric surgeries.

Learning Outcomes

Seventy-five percent of participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge of nutritional deficits associated with bariatric surgical procedures by achieving a posttest score of 70% or greater.
Price: $27.95


  • CDR 1.5 CPEU
  • FCDN 1.5 CPEU

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), provider number LI001. Registered dietitians (RDs) will receive 1.5 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for successful completion of this program/material, CPE Level 1.5. Activity Number 170600.

Professions: Dietetic Professional
Test Code: NT0522DP
Published: May/Jun 2022
Expires: 3/1/2024
Sources: Nutrition Today
Required Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Rajesh Ranjit, MD; Irina Alexandrovna Lapik, PhD; Kamilat Minkailovna Gapparova, PhD; Alexey Vladimirovich Galchenko, MD
Categories: Nutrition
Specialties: Nutrition