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Bariatric Surgery Support Group

The Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Support Group meets the first Wednesday from 3:30 - 5 p.m. and again from 6 - 7:30 p.m. each month at FMC.

You can expect a 30-minute education session by one of our staff members, followed by a 60-minute interactive open discussion and question-and-answer session.

These support groups are open to all bariatric surgery patients, regardless of where they have had surgery.

We also encourage patients planning on surgery to attend at least one support group prior to surgery. 

Bariatric Clinic Lobby, 1050 North San Francisco Street, Suite B

Sessions are the first Wednesday of the month

Two convenient times: 3:30 – 5 p.m. and 6 – 7:30 p.m.

 

**Please note: During the January to June groups our psychologist, lifestyle specialist and dietitian will be at the support group to support you with any concerns.

 

January

Stress management, mindfulness and centering before and after surgery. **

 

February

Healthful eating: How to read food labels, cookbook and food product reviews. ** Bring your favorite items to share and review.

March

Making exercise a habit: Creative personal training ideas and solutions. **

 

April

Body image, body distortion, stereotyping and discriminating. **

 

May

Vitamins for life and meal preparation during the early post-op phase. **

 

June

What is core strengthening and how do you do it? **

 

July

Balancing life after surgery:  You before food; replacing emotional eating               

August

Maximizing protein intake with supplements and food, and protein supplement product review.

September

Plastic surgery options following rapid weight loss.

Session is at the NAH Education Center, 1000 N. Humphreys St., 3:30 – 5 p.m. only.

October

Exercise equipment: What is right for you?

November

Healthful eating during the holidays.

 

December

Q & A with the Bariatrician. 

 

Flagstaff Medical Center
Bariatric Surgical Weight Loss Center
(928) 214-3737
(800) 308-1367

 



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