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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

 

AUGUST 2014

Tuesday, August 5

Chestnut Surgery Building

Conference Room #1

6:00 - 7:30 pm Post-Op Patients Only
Thursday, August 7
Wesson Building 
Lundy Board Room

10:00 - 11:30 am  

Speaker: Gastric Bypass Surgery Patient

 

Spanish Speaking Group
Thursday, August 7
Chestnut Surgery Building
Chestnut Conference Room #1B

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Speaker: Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery Patient

 

All Are Welcome
Wednesday, August 13
Chestnut Surgery Building
Conference Room #1

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Sleeve Gastrectomy  Surgery Patient

All Are Welcome

Thursday, August 28
Wesson Building

Lundy Board Room

10:00 - 11:30 am

Speaker: Gastric Bypass Surgery Patient

All Are Welcome

 

 

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

 

 

Contact Us

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