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One of our registered dietitians hosts our free support group each month.

Specifically designed for our postoperative patients, our group is a safe place to share feelings, and find motivation and support as you start building a new life.

Studies show that support groups can increase the chances of short- and long-term weight loss after bariatric surgery. We encourage you to bring along people who are part of your support system.

Support group meetings include:

  • A presentation by our registered dietitian followed by a discussion
  • A weight loss professional question-and-answer segment (not every meeting)
  • Time for questions from patients at the beginning of their journey
  • Social interaction

Benefits of Our Support Group

After their weight loss surgery, our patients are learning a new way of life and creating a new relationship with food. Our support group focuses on:

  • Developing new eating and drinking behavior
  • Managing nutritional and physical health, as well as emotional, mental, psychological and spiritual well-being
  • Learning more about obesity as a disease and weight loss
  • Discussing personal or professional issues that arise after bariatric surgery

Facebook Group

The UMMC Bariatric Surgery Postoperative Community is for our post-operative patients to connect with others who have had weight loss surgery. It is a closed group, available by invitation only to our postoperative patients. It provides an intimate and supportive environment for sharing information and experiences.

Recognized as an Accredited Center and Quality Program by the American College of Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery