Perioperative GI Nutrition: Metabolic/Bariatric and Upper GI Surgeries Nutritional Implications

Program Date: 1 November 2015
Publication Date: 1 June 2016
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours, 1.0 Dietitian CPEU

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the obesity epidemic
  • Review the most commonly performed metabolic/bariatric procedures
  • Discuss the effects of surgery on resolution of medical comorbidities
  • Review complications related to these surgical procedures, and long-term outcomes
  • Understand the basic principles of surgery on the upper GI (UGI) tract
  • Recognize common complications of these procedures
  • Discuss the nutritional implications for UGI surgery patients
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 5220, 5370, 3000, 5000
  • Performance Indicators: 10.1.3, 10.2.8, 10.2.9, 10.4.5
  • Media Format(s): Video (English)
  • Run Time: 61 Minutes

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Sabrena F. Noria, MD, PhD

The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center
Department of Surgery, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Columbus, Ohio, USA

Dr. Sabrena Noria is Assistant Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

She earned a PhD in cardiovascular medicine and her MD from the University of Toledo where she also completed her residency in General Surgery.

At The Ohio State University she specializes in minimally invasive surgery with a special focus on metabolic and bariatric surgery, and advanced therapeutic endoscopy.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Noria is actively involved in research, having been invited to lecture both nationally and internationally, on her studies focused on obesity, the metabolic syndrome, and the effects of bariatric surgery. For the second year in a row, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery has awarded her a podium presentation for her research.

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Krishnan Sriram, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FCCM

Stroger Hospital of Cook County
Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery
Rush University
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dr. Sriram is currently a Voluntary Attending in Surgical Critical Care for Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, and the recently former Fellowship Program Director of Surgical Critical Care, Chief of the Surgical Nutrition Section, and Director of Nutrition Support Team at the same institution. He is also an Associate Professor of Surgery at Rush University and currently Dr. Sriram acts as a Tele-Intensivist for Advocate Health Care in Illinois and the Central Veterans Affairs TeleMedicine System.

Dr. Sriram earned his medical degree from Madras Medical College at the University of Madras in India and completed his residency in general surgery at The Chicago Medical School. He is a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and for the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Sriram’s clinical interests include tele-medicine; critical care; trauma; nutrition support, including early enteral feeding in surgery; oral nutritional supplements; and a special interest in micronutrients. He has given over 350 invited lectures across the globe on his clinical interests.


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