Nutrition Before Bariatric Surgery

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Our bariatric surgeons use a range of treatments to help you reach weight loss goals and optimize your health. To learn more, call 310-825-7163.

It is important for all of our patients to develop a healthy lifestyle prior to surgery, so they can be even more successful after surgery. Not only is what you eat important, but also how and when you exercise and improving your relationship with eating to make it an enjoyable and pleasurable experience.

The slides below are gathered from the mandatory pre-operative education class. Please note: it is still required to attend this class, even if you view the slides online.

For further questions, please reach out to your dietitian:

Dr. Dutson’s Patients
Christine Goukasian, MS RDN

Dr. Chen’s Patients
Allison Barbera, MS, RDN

Nutrition Before Bariatric Surgery
Nutrition Before Bariatric Surgery


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To schedule a consultation with UCLA Bariatric Surgery in Los Angeles, California, call us at 310-825-7163 or fill out our online form.

For a physician referral, please call (800) UCLA-MD1 (825-2631).

*Weight loss results can vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific results. Read full disclaimer.