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Weight Loss (Bariatric) Support Groups

 

The Comprehensive Adult Weight Management Program provides free support groups at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. These support groups are forums where you are encouraged to share your progress and successes as well as any problems, struggles or concerns.

 

These meetings provide valuable information for pre-operative bariatric surgery patients as well as those who have already had the surgery.  Support group meeting speakers include post-surgical patients who share their weight loss surgery experiences as well as health care professionals who discuss weight loss. A family member and/or primary support person is welcome to attend support group meetings with you. We ask that you please refrain from bringing young children to the meetings since it is often difficult for them to remain quiet for 2 hours.

 

Bariatric patient support groups for the weight loss surgery program meet regularly on a monthly basis. We offer meetings throughout the day and in the evenings.  Some of these meetings are conducted in Spanish.

Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups

 

SEPTEMBER 2014

Tuesday, Sept 2

Chestnut Surgery Building

Conference Room #1

6:00 - 7:30 pm

 

Post-op Group Only

Thursday, Sept 4

Wesson Building

Lundy Board Room

10:00 - 11:30 am

Topic: Gastric Bypass Surgery

 

Speaker: Lisbeth

Spanish Speaking Group

Thursday, Sept 4

Chestnut Surgery Building

Conference Room #5

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Topic: Gastric Bypass Surgery

 

Speaker: Juan

All Are Welcome

Wednesday, Sept 10

Chestnut Surgery Building

Chestnut Room #1B

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Topic: "Eyes Wide Open" Series -- Mindful Eating

 

Speaker: Leslie Smith Frank

All Are Welcome

Thursday, Sept 25

Wesson Building

Lundy Board Room

10:00 - 11:30 am

Topic: Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

 

Speaker: Nina

All Are Welcome

 

 

OCTOBER 2014

Thursday, Oct 2

Wesson Building

Lundy Board Room

10:00 - 11:30 am

Topic: Gastric Bypass Surgery

 

Speaker: Francia

Spanish Speaking Group

Thursday, Oct 2

Chestnut Surgery Building

Conference Room #5

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Topic: Gastric Bypass Surgery

 

Speaker: Aisha 

 

All Are Welcome

Tuesday, Oct 7

Chestnut Surgery Building

Conference Room #1B

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Topic: Gastric Bypass Surgery 

 

Post-Op Patients Only

Wednesday, Oct 8

Chestnut Surgery Building

Chestnut Room #1B

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Topic: "Eyes Wide Open" Series -- A Conversation with A Bariatric Surgeon

 

Speaker: Dr. John Romanelli

All Are Welcome

Thursday, Oct 23

Wesson Building

Lundy Board Room

10:00 - 11:30 am

Topic: Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

 

Speaker: Angela

 

All Are Welcome

 

 

Contact Us

Comprehensive Adult Weight Management Program
Surgical Program
2 Medical Center Drive - Suite 308
Springfield, MA 01199
413-794-7020