Jefferson University Hospitals

Bariatric Surgery Support Group


The Bariatric Surgery Support Group is an in-person forum designed to provide education, assistance and support for a healthier lifestyle and behaviors.

Our group is a safe, positive and supportive environment where all patients are welcome before or after surgery.  Samantha Eckardt, RD, LDN and Lauren McCabe, MS, RDN, LDN, lead this group.

Discussion within the group is focused around weight management and can include topics such as:

  • Stress/emotional eating management
  • Skill-building for long-term weight loss
  • Social support/pressures
  • Goal setting
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise

How Do I Attend?

This virtual series will continually rotate throughout the year. Topics will vary.

Attendees include those who are interested in bariatric weight loss surgery, pre & post-operative bariatric patients, as well as friends or family support are welcome.

Registration Instructions:

Due to COVID-19, we will be holding a virtual-only support group via Zoom.

The Meeting ID for all sessions is: 319 225 1121

Download the app Zoom from the App Store or Play Store. Once downloaded, click the blue button that says “Join a Meeting." You do not need to sign-up or sign-in. Enter meeting ID when prompted: 319 225 1121. The passcode is: 211402

Using a Computer:

Use the Following Link: You will need to download the desktop application for Zoom to join the meeting. 

Disclaimer: Please read our Zoom Terms of Service for Community Sessions.

Dates Offered:

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Delivered via Zoom video link

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Delivered via Zoom video link

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Delivered via Zoom video link