Gastrointestinal Dietary Counseling

UI Health provides a team-based approach to helping patients self-manage gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. Working with a registered dietitian, the patient will receive diet education specific to their gastrointestinal disease, and the dietitian will work with the patient to develop a diet that meets adequate nutritional needs and prevent deficiencies. During the first visit, a full nutrition assessment will be performed. This assessment will include the following:

  • Medical history and assessment of pertinent nutrition-related lab values
  • Body measurements
  • Assessment of GI complications (bowel patterns, abdominal pain/bloating, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, reduced gut motility)
  • Social information (family food practices, religious food restrictions)