Bariatric Surgery Local Support Group
Upstate's Bariatric Surgery Center hosts free support group sessions for patients that are pursuing bariatric surgery, or have had bariatric surgery.
Each session will offer an educational topic. The support group atmosphere provides the opportunity for participants to ask questions, as well as share tips and success stories with the group in a safe space. Open discussion of additional topics is encouraged.
Support Groups are currently being offered virtually, from 4pm to 5pm once a month on Monday*.
If this is your FIRST REQUIRED SUPPORT GROUP, please email Jackie Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, date of birth, and preferred attendance date for scheduling.
For all other attendees, you may use the link below to join the support group up to 15 minutes before the 4pm start time.
Bariatric Support Group Meeting Room
Our 2023 meetings/topics are scheduled as follows:
January 23 Self-Talk: Is it what you're eating, or what's eating you?
February 27 Success at the Grocery Store
March 27 Key Factors for Success
April 24 Hunger and Cravings
May 22 Portion Control
June 21* Summer Fun -- Staying cool, hydrating and healthy meals
July 24 Non-scale Victories
August 28 Cravings and Emotional Eating
September 25 Movin and Groovin - Ways to Stay Active This Fall
October 23 Holidays - Ways to Manage Difficult Situations
November 27 I Am Thankful For...
December 11 Importance of Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation
* June meeting will be held on the 3rd Wednesday, June 21.