Potential nutritional conflicts in bariatric and renal transplant patients

Amy L. Lightner, James Lau, Patricia Obayashi, Kristine Birge, Marc L. Melcher

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An increasing number of morbidly obese patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) are sequentially undergoing bariatric surgery followed by renal transplantation. Discrepancies between the nutritional recommendations for obesity and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are often confusing for the obese patient in renal failure. However, when recommendations are structured according to stage and treatment of disease, a consistent plan can be clearly communicated to the patient. Therefore, to optimize patient and graft outcomes we present nutritional recommendations tailored to three patient populations: obese patients with ESRD, patients post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) with ESRD, and patients post RYGBP and post renal transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1965-1970
Number of pages6
JournalObesity Surgery
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011


  • Gastric bypass
  • General surgery
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Renal failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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