Bariatric Support Groups

Having weight-loss surgery is a big decision, but you are not in this alone. You will have a fleet of people to support you, answer your questions, encourage you, keep you accountable, help you get back on track if you have a setback and celebrate your successes. This includes our free bariatric support groups where you'll meet other people who have gone through similar weight-loss challenges.

Bariatric support group - less than one year

This group, led by a member of the bariatric team, is helpful for patients considering bariatric surgery or those in the first year after surgery. It meets monthly on the last Thursday of each month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Gundersen Onalaska Clinic, Conference Room 3A.

The bariatric support group, for all new patients and those who have had surgery within the last year, is led by a member of the bariatric team.

Bariatric support group - one year plus

This group is helpful for patients more than a year after bariatric surgery. It meets monthly on the second Monday of each month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Gundersen Onalaska Clinic, Conference Room 3A.

Bariatric support group - sleeve only

This group is helpful for patients who have had a sleeve gastrectomy. It meets every 2-3 months on the first Monday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Gundersen Onalaska Clinic, Conference Room 3A.

For 2016, the group will meet May, August, Oct. and Dec.

To register for any bariatric support group meeting, call (608) 775-0055 or email at bariatricsurgery@gundersenhealth.org.

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