If you’re considering bariatric surgery, preparing for surgery, or
have undergone a procedure, Major Health Partner’s free Bariatric
Support Group might be right for you. Even if you’re consulting
with someone other than Major Health Partners or have already undergone
a procedure at another facility, you’re welcome to attend.
The Bariatric Support Group session are held the third Tuesday of every
month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the MHP Medical Center Health Pavilion
conference room. Please refer to our
Calendar of Events for specific meeting information. The free sessions cover topics related
to bariatric weight-loss surgery including nutrition, exercise, vitamin
and nutritional supplements, what to expect before and after surgery,
Maybe you’ve had the surgery, but find yourself regaining weight
and need help getting back on track. MHP’s free Bariatric Support
Group will answer your questions, help you understand where you might
have gone wrong, and assist you with getting back to what works for you.
No matter your needs, the Bariatric Support Group provides a safe, put-down-free,
non-judgmental environment of support, education, and encouragement.
The free sessions often include guest speakers, too, representing various
healthcare specialties related to bariatric surgery and weight loss. Such
speakers include dieticians and nutritionists, who, among other topics,
offer advice regarding how beloved recipes can be revamped to become suitable
for bariatric-surgery patients. Orthopedists and physical therapists provide
information about safe and acceptable exercise types and amounts. Hygienists
talk about ways to combat and alleviate the dry-mouth side-effect that
sometimes occurs with the surgery, while social workers talk about the
mental and emotional changes that accompany a bariatric procedure.
The free sessions are small and personable. Since doctors and dieticians
often vary in their approach to bariatric patients, such close, one-on-one
consultation can be critical for success.