Benefits of a Support Network
Research shows that bariatric surgery patients who have a strong social support network—such as you might find in a bariatric support group—achieve greater success with their weight loss after surgery. Because the Center for Weight Loss Surgery is committed to the success of our patients, we believe in offering you support through the entire weight loss journey.
In a bariatric surgery support group, you can make connections with others who are going through similar experiences. Our weight loss surgery support group in Seattle is moderated by our nurse practitioner and features various guest speakers and experts throughout the year. There’s no pressure — you can just listen and absorb as long as you like. However, the relationships you form can make a difference in your outcome.
TOPICS COVERED IN A BARIATRIC WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
You might wonder what to expect if you attend a bariatric surgery patient support group.The most important thing to know is that it is a safe and welcoming environment.
Discussion topics cover issues relevant to patients who have gone through weight loss surgery. Some examples might include dietary tips, how to have a positive mental outlook, yoga, etc. You’re welcome to come until you feel comfortable joining in with other participants.
YOU’RE INVITED TO JOIN OUR GROUP
Join us to share your story and learn from others as they progress through their weight loss journeys. This is a safe place for sharing your ideas, suggestions, joys and trials of your weight loss experience. You are always welcome to bring a support person (spouse, relative or friend) with you to the group.
Please feel free to CONTACT OUR OFFICE for more information about our support groups. If you would like to have your name added to the support group reminder email list, please let our office know. No registration is necessary.
Our Support Group Schedule
|Date/Time||Room / Location||Topic|
|Out-patient Conf Room||Positive Reflections for the New Year|
|Out-patient Conf Room||The low down on sweeteners|
|Out-patient Conf Room||Yoga|
|Out-patient Conf Room||Bariatric friendly potluck|
|Secoma Lanes, Federal Way||Bowling at Secoma Lanes|
|Out-patient Conf Room||Food Prep for Healthy and Quick Meals|
|Celebration Park||Walk in the Park|
|Out-patient Conf Room||Protein picks and other supplements|
|Out-patient Conf Room||TBD|
|Out-patient Conf Room||Vegan cooking demo|
|Call office for details||Dining Out with the Group|