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Bariatric Support Groups

At the Mount Carmel Bariatric Center, our compassionate care goes well beyond the hospital.  In fact, some of the most important and impactful work we do with you comes after your surgery.  Personal programs like our support groups give you the chance to connect with others who’ve had the same experience you have and face the same post-surgical challenges. 

Bariatric Surgery Support Group

This monthly general support group covers a wide range of topics, including childhood obesity, exercise, food preparation and goal-setting. You'll also enjoy the benefits of ongoing patient advocacy and fun extras like a recipe and clothing swap. You're welcome to begin attending before your surgery and join us for as long as you like afterward.

Meets:
Second Tuesday of each month
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Mount Carmel West auditorium (unless otherwise indicated)

Topics:
January 13.................Setting Realistic Goals
February 10................Building New Habits
March 10.....................Psychology Mind and Body
April 14........................Exercise and You
May 12.........................Open Topic
June 9 ........................Accountability
July 14.........................Clothing Tips
August 11....................Healthy Body Image
September .................Annual Reunion Date TBA
October 13..................Stress Management/Coping
November 10.............Navigating the Holidays
December 8...............Weight Loss Plateaus

Bariatric Nutrition Support Group

Facilitated by our Bariatric Dietician, this group offers puts the focus on ongoing nutrition education and support.  From open discussions about weight management techniques and advice on eating healthy at restaurants to reading food labels, healthy snacking and more, you’ll learn what it takes to eat smart and healthy and make your weight loss permanent.

Meets:
First Monday of each month (second Monday during the holidays)
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Mount Carmel West auditorium

Lifestlye Integration Support Group

If you need some help coping with the emotional and social issues that can arise from having bariatric surgery, this group is a great place to get it.  It focuses on post-surgery challenges and provides a dose of encouragement and hope whenever you need it.

Meets:
Third Wednesday of each month
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Mount Carmel West Medical Staff Building, Room 2A

To pre-register for any of these support groups, just call 614-234-LIFE.

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