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 the 4th Monday of the month.
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.
Our 2024 meetings/topics are scheduled as follows:
January 22 Self-Talk: Is it what you're eating, or what's eating you?
February 26 Success at the Grocery Store
March 25 Key Factors for Success
April 22 Hunger and Cravings
May 20 Portion Control
June 24 Summer Fun -- Staying cool, hydrating and healthy meals
July 22 Non-scale Victories
August 26 Cravings and Emotional Eating
September 16 Movin and Groovin - Ways to Stay Active This Fall
October 28 Holidays - Ways to Manage Difficult Situations
November 25 I Am Thankful For...
December 16 Importance of Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation