Support Group Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Patients
Have you or a loved one had bariatric surgery for weight loss? Considering a gastric bypass or other surgery to help manage obesity? There are important decisions regarding obesity and health. It makes sense to be well-informed and to join a support group.
Questions about Weight Loss Surgery?
- Is bariatric surgery for me?
- What is it like?
- How can I best recover since weight loss surgery
- How do I manage weight after bariatric surgery?
- Are there other surgery options besides gastric bypass?
- Should I just go on a diet and exercise program for weight loss?
A support group can address these concerns. You’ll be more likely to learn from others who have experienced weight loss challenges as a result. Another reason to join our support group is to find motivation and inspiration.
Weight Loss Support Group
At the Southwest Memorial Hospital, a free support group meets on the first Thursday of each month from 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Share ideas and exchange information with others who have had a gastric bypass, sleeve, or other weight loss surgery. Contact the group facilitator, Southwest Memorial Hospital’s Registered Dietitian Laura White, RDN at 970-564-2276 for more information. Our Nutrition Education Department also provides nutrition and pre-bariatric surgery counseling.
Visit the American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery . It has more learning resources for those who have considered or experienced weight loss surgery.