MUSC Bariatric Surgery Program

bariatric surgery PROGRAM

Mandatory Nutrition Class

This class MUST be attended PRIOR TO BARIATRIC/WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY. We recommend you wait until you have a bariatric surgery date scheduled before you come to class. Please bring a support person with you to class. You may come to class as many times as you like.

If you are having roux-en-y gastric bypass (performed open or laparoscopic) or sleeve gastrectomy, class is offered on the first and third TUESDAY of each month:

2014 Schedule:
January 7 and 21, 2014
February 4 and 18, 2014
March 4 and 18, 2014
April 1 and 15, 2014
May 6 and 20, 2014
June 3 and 17, 2014
July 1 and 15, 2014
August 5 and 19, 2014
September 2 and 16, 2014
October 7 and 21, 2014
November 4 and 18, 2014
December 2 and 16, 2014

Nutrition Education for our laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (“banding”) patients will be done individually. Please call our registered dietitians to schedule a one-on-one appointment for your education. Debbie Petitpain, MS, RD (843) 876-4867 or Nina Crowley, MS, RD (843) 876-4307

For ALL classes:


12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Location:1st Floor Auditorium (room 1119) of the Ashley River Tower (ART) located at
25 Courtenay Drive
Parking:You may park in the Courtenay Garage or another MUSC visitor lot and we will validate your parking. With a validated ticket, you pay $0.75/half hour with a $3 maximum. We are unable to validate for valet parking at this time.
More information on campus parking.

You do not need to reserve a spot for the class. We’ll see you there!

Call 876-4867 if you have any questions.



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