India is currently in the midst of an obesity and diabetes epidemic. Very soon we will earn the dubious distinction of being designated as the Diabetes capital of the world. Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery is an effective and long lasting treatment of obesity and its co-morbidities like diabetes, hypertension etc. Now Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and nutrition has emerged as a new super specialty all over the country owing to its overwhelming demand. The nutritional needs of bariatric patients are very different from an otherwise obese person; a new role of a trained bariatric nutritionist has therefore opened up. Unfortunately In India, we do not have a comprehensive curriculum to cover this specialty in the post graduate degree program. To fulfill this pressing need, this fellowship in Bariatric nutrition has been designed to impart in-depth information about bariatric nutrition. This fellowship would provide comprehensive knowledge of pre-operative workup, the types of surgical procedures, medical nutrition therapy for post operative patients and long term follow up.
This fellowship intends to provide an overview of all the critical elements a Bariatric dietician must be aware of, as a bariatric dietician plays the key role in the nutritional management of the patients undergoing bariatric and metabolic surgery.
M Sc (Food & Nutrition)
or PG diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
Fellowship would be awarded after qualifying the exam conducted by the Institute of Bariatric and metabolic surgery