Erica Shaver is the registered dietitian for Wesley Woodlawn Bariatric Surgery Center. After receiving her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University in Chicago, IL, she worked as a community dietitian before moving to Wichita to begin work as the outpatient dietitian at Wesley Medical Center. Erica has been practicing as a dietitian for five years. During this time, she has worked in many areas including radiation oncology, cardiac rehab, pediatrics, diabetic education and bariatrics.
Before surgery, Erica meets with patients to educate and counsel them on their new bariatric lifestyle. She works with patients to develop a dietary plan based on each patient’s specific needs. Erica encourages patients to start making changes to their diet and exercise pre-surgery to ensure an easier transition after the procedure. In addition she is available for continual support to help patients be successful in their new bariatric lifestyle.