Surgical Nutrition is a multidisciplinary specialty that offers coordinated care, both in hospital and at home, for adults with complex nutritional problems, including the management of home parenteral (intravenous TPN) and enteral (tube feeding) nutrition.
Services provided by the Surgical Nutrition team include comprehensive nutritional assessment, individualized dietary instruction, as well as prescription management and monitoring of complex home-based nutritional therapies.
The program is under the direction of Dr. Jorge E. Albina, an internationally recognized expert in nutritional support. The Surgical Nutrition team includes a PhD Registered Dietitian and a Registered Nurse, both of whom have nutritional specialty certification and expertise.
Consultations are provided by physician referral only and may be arranged by calling the team’s secretary at (401) 444-4296.