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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

 

January 2015

Tuesday, January 6

Chestnut Surgery Building

Conference Room #1

6:00 - 7:30 pm

 

Post-Op Patients Only

Wednesday, January 14

Chestnut Surgery Building

Conference Room #1

6:00 - 7:30 pm

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

 

Speaker: Dr. Jay Kuhn

All Are Welcome

Thursday, January 15

Chestnut Surgery Building

Conference Room #5

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Topic: "Eyes Wide Open" Series -- Tip the Nutrition Scale in Your Favor

 

Speaker: Audrey Meyers

 

All Are Welcome

Thursday, January 22nd

Wesson Building

Lundy Boardroom

10:00 - 11:30 am

Topic: "Eyes Wide Open" Series -- Tip the Nutrition Scale in Your Favor

 

Speaker: Audrey Meyers

 

All Are Welcome

Tuesday, January 29

Wesson Building

Lundy Board Room

10:00 - 11:30 am

Topic: "Eyes Wide Open" Series -- Tip the Nutrition Scale in Your Favor

 

Speaker: Audrey Meyers

 

Spanish Speaking Group

 

 

FEBRUARY 2015

Tuesday, February 3 

Chestnut Surgery Building

Conference Room #1

 

6:00 - 7:30 pm Post-Op Patients Only

Thursday, February 5

Wesson Building

Lundy Board Room

 

10:00 - 11:30 am

Topic:  Gastric Bypass Surgery

 

Speaker: Vanessa Vega

 

 

Spanish Speaking Group

Wednesday, February 11

Chestnut Surgery Building

Conference Room #1

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Topic: Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery 

 

Speaker: Jamie Allsop

 

All Are Welcome

Thursday, February 26

Wesson Building

Lundy Board Room

10:00 - 11:30 am

Topic: Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery 

 

Speaker: John Hebert

 

All Are Welcome

 

Contact Us

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