Bariatric Support Groups
The bariatric support groups at MMIBS offers excellent follow-up support for those who have undergone weight loss surgery. Our bariatric support group is open to all patients who have undergone or are considering Gastric Band Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Gastric Sleeve Surgery or Duodenal Switch Surgery.
We invite you to bring along a friend or family member for support. We ask that you do not bring small children.
Each meeting includes directed discussions on one or more specific topics. These topics are valuable both for post-surgical participants and potential candidates.
Example Topics Include:
- Advice for overcoming emotional eating hurdles
- Suggestions about what to eat when there isn’t anything to eat
- The fitness center and how to best take advantage of it
- What constitutes a healthy menu when dining out and where to find such menus
- Shopping advice
All bariatric support group meetings are held on the 2nd Monday and 3rd Thursday of each month, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Lenox Hill Hospital – Black Hall Entrance
130 East 77th Street
Corner of Lexington Ave (6 TRAIN)
New York, NY 10075
SIDNEY Weisner Conference ROOM 201AB
Monday 2016 Weight-Loss Support Groups Meetings
Thursday 2016 Weight-Loss Support Groups Meetings
Monday 2017 Weight-Loss Support Groups Meetings
Thursday 2017 Weight-Loss Support Groups Meetings
Benefits of a Support Group
Bariatric seminars and support groups are a valuable tool in getting the best possible results from bariatric weight loss surgery. Group discussions often make the efforts required for positive results seem less daunting. Many individuals find encouragement in talking with other bariatric surgery patients who are facing similar challenges. And, listening to success stories from previous patients may provide encouragement for those just beginning their weight loss journey.
The variety of discussion topics are designed to provide support for patients at every stage of the process. Guest speakers include past patients, staff members, surgeons, and even occasionally national experts in the field. The diversity of speakers and topics makes every single session informative, and hopefully, fun.
Have you received bariatric weight loss surgery or are you considering it in the near future? If so, we encourage you to attend a Lenox Hill Hospital bariatric support group meeting. Call 212-434-3285 if you want additional information about our bariatric seminar or any other topic on our website.