Weight loss from bariatric surgery can involve both restricting food intake and the malabsorption of food. The body not only takes in fewer calories, there is a decrease in nutrients – proteins, vitamins and minerals – absorbed by the body.  Nutrition counseling will help patients learn how to maximize nutrients while adapting to the new digestive system, and offer them ideas and encouragement to create healthy meals.

Meagan Butler, R.D.

Registered dietitian Meagan Butler provides nutritional counseling for our bariatric surgery and medical weight loss patients in our Springfield and Hoboken offices. She has experience with weight management and its related illnesses including diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Meagan graduated...

Meagan Butler

Christina Byrnes, M.S., R.D.

Christina Byrnes is a Registered Dietitian who earned a master's degree in nutrition and health promotion at Simmons College in Boston. Her bachelor’s degree includes a double major in foods and nutrition and business administration from the College of Saint Elizabeth. She has developed scientific...

Christina Byrnes, MS, RD
Karen Kelly, R.D.

Registered dietitian Karen Kelly is available for nutrition counseling every Thursday in the NJBC Hoboken office and Tuesdays in the Springfield office.She is a graduate of Ohio State University and the College of Saint Elizabeth where she received her registered dietitian degree. Karen found her true...

Karen Kelly, R.D.
Tia Hagins, R.D.

Tia Hagins is a registered dietitian who has been the community nutritionist at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville since 2002. In this role, she provides personal nutrition counseling and develops individualized meal plans for bariatric surgery patients as well as patients with heart disease,...

Tia Hagins, R.D.