Join our Bariatric Support Group
To help you throughout your weight-loss journey, Richmond University Medical Center’s Bariatric and Metabolic Institute offers a bariatric support group. This support group is intended to connect patients with others who have also had weight-loss surgery or are considering surgery. Being able to lean on others who know exactly what you are going through can be incredibly valuable as you begin this new chapter in your life.
The Support Group is open to anyone and everyone! You do not have to be a patient of the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute to attend. If you are just interested and want to learn more, we welcome you to join. Even those who have had surgery elsewhere are encouraged to attend.
Coping with the Changes
Having weight-loss surgery is a big change in someone’s life. It affects so many different aspects, from diet and fitness, to sleep and stress. Often, it also comes with many emotional, mental, social and financial burdens. While the reward of losing excess weight and enjoying a happier, healthier life is second to none, it can be challenging trying to cope with all these new life changes. Others find it difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle, along with weight management practices, and can benefit from having a support system to keep them on the right track.
Why Every Patient Should Join our Support Group
Whether you are struggling or not, everyone who undergoes weight-loss surgery can benefit from joining a support group. At Richmond University Medical Center, you’ll have the opportunity to join a support group that sets you up for both short- and long-term success. During each visit, you’ll partake in Nutrition Classes to enhance your understanding, as well as topic-guided support group sessions with your peers.
In addition, our bariatric support group is always a place where you can ask questions and share experiences. You will learn tips and tricks you have not thought of before and share your own insights in return. Plus, being surrounded by people who are on the same journey as you can help you stay committed to your lifestyle program and achieve ongoing physical and emotional success. Talking with peers almost always provides a fresh perspective that you cannot get from a book or doctor.
UPCOMING BARIATRIC SUPPORT GROUPS / All Support Groups begin at 5pm
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