Specificities of diet therapy in obese patients after bariatric surgery

The prevalence of overweight and obesity results in an increasing number of morbid forms of obesity. Bariatric surgery is one of the most effective ways of management of morbid obesity. But a bariatric operation does not guarantee a stable decrease of body weight and avoidance of complications of morbid obesity. Repeated weight gain is possible in 7 – 50% of patients after both restrictive interventions and after surgery with a combined mechanism of action. Bariatric patients require continuous follow-up and selection of adequate therapy for prevention and treatment of metabolic disorders associated with malabsorption syndrome. Diet therapy after bariatric interventions should be differentiated depending on the severity of metabolic disorders, on the presence of complications and concomitant diseases. Individual standard diet therapy is ensured by inclusion of therapeutic and preventive, functional and specialised foods in accordance with medical indications for their use.

Key words: diet therapy, bariatric surgery, obesity, nutritional support.

For citation: Chekhonina Yu.G., Gapparova K.M., Lapik I.A., Kosyura S.D. Specificities of diet therapy in obese patients after bariatric surgery. Vopr. dietol. (Nutrition). 2018; 8(1): 59–63. (In Russian).
DOI: 10.20953/2224-5448-2018-1-59-63