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Nutrition Specialist

Advanced Surgeons -  - Bariatric Surgery

Advanced Surgeons

Bariatric Surgery located in Valhalla, Poughkeepsie, & Carmel, NY

If you’re overweight or obese, proper nutrition is one of the best ways to meet your nutritional needs and move toward a healthier weight. At Advanced Surgeons in Valhalla, Carmel, and Poughkeepsie, New York, specialists offer nutrition education to teach you ways to improve eating habits and achieve or maintain effective weight loss. Call the nearest office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Nutrition Q & A

What are nutrition services?

Nutrition services at Advanced Surgeons include nutrition education, meal planning, and other services that help you improve eating habits and meet your body’s nutritional needs. 

Bariatric specialists personalize a nutrition plan that’s right for you to offer a variety of health and wellness benefits. 

Advanced Surgeons has registered dietitians and nutrition consultants with more than 50 years of combined experience working specifically with bariatric patients.

What are the benefits of nutrition services?

Some of the main benefits linked with better nutrition and medical weight loss services available at Advanced Surgeons include:

  • More energy
  • Highly effective weight loss
  • Fewer nutritional deficiencies
  • Lower risk of chronic diseases
  • Long-term healthy weight management
  • More self-confidence
  • Better overall quality of life

Weight loss specialists at Advanced Surgeons personalize each nutrition plan to maximize nutrition and help you keep lost weight off long-term or manage nutritional intake after bariatric surgery.

Is medical nutrition right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for nutrition services at Advanced Surgeons, your specialist discusses your usual dietary intake, weighs you, checks your vital signs, and reviews your medical history. 

They complete a physical examination and often recommend you undergo blood tests to detect or rule out hormone imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, high cholesterol, or other chronic conditions that require treatment. Your specialist may order heart function tests or other diagnostic tests to develop the most effective nutrition plan.

Medical nutrition is necessary after undergoing bariatric surgery, which is weight loss surgery that assists you in eating fewer calories. After the procedure, following a specific type of diet is important.

What does my nutrition plan include?

Experts at Advanced Surgeons may recommend a variety of treatments to help you lose weight, keep it off for life, and avoid nutritional deficiencies. They might suggest:

Liquid diets

Initially after weight loss surgery and during the healing process, you follow a liquid diet. Your Advanced Surgeons specialist lets you know when it's okay to transition to eating solid food.

Meal plans

Personalized nutrition plans can ensure you meet your body’s nutrient needs without exceeding recommended calorie intakes or feeling hungry. Your provider offers custom meal plans, nutrition education, and support groups to maintain exceptional health.

Dietary supplements

Taking multivitamins, meal replacements, or other dietary supplements helps keep your calorie intake under control while meeting carbohydrate, fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acid, vitamin, and mineral requirements.

Hormone therapy

Hormone imbalance is a risk factor for undesirable weight gain. If you have low levels of estrogen, testosterone, thyroid, or other hormones, hormone therapy with Advanced Surgeons can restore your energy, improve healthy weight management, and give you a better quality of life.

To learn more about the nutrition services available at Advanced Surgeons, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.