Jefferson University Hospitals

Bariatric Surgery Support Group

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The Bariatric Surgery Support Group is a 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. 

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.

To join, follow the links under each event below.

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



Dates Offered:


Tuesday, May 24, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Topic: Bariatric Support Group: Education, Mindfulness and Meditation

Registration is required for this event time.
To register, or for more information, contact Cristin.Polizzi@jefferson.edu.

Delivered via Zoom video Link

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Topic: Bariatric Support Group Open Forum

Registration is required for this event time.
To register, or for more information, contact Cristin.Polizzi@jefferson.edu.

Delivered via Zoom video Link

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Topic: Bariatric Support Group: Education, Mindfulness and Meditation

Registration is required for this event time.
To register, or for more information, contact Cristin.Polizzi@jefferson.edu.

Delivered via Zoom video Link

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Topic: Bariatric Support Group Open Forum

Registration is required for this event time.
To register, or for more information, contact Cristin.Polizzi@jefferson.edu.

Delivered via Zoom video Link

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Topic: Bariatric Support Group: Education, Mindfulness and Meditation

Registration is required for this event time.
To register, or for more information, contact Cristin.Polizzi@jefferson.edu.

Delivered via Zoom video Link

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Topic: Bariatric Support Group Open Forum

Registration is required for this event time.
To register, or for more information, contact Cristin.Polizzi@jefferson.edu.

Delivered via Zoom video Link

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Topic: Bariatric Support Group: Education, Mindfulness and Meditation

Registration is required for this event time.
To register, or for more information, contact Cristin.Polizzi@jefferson.edu.

Delivered via Zoom video Link

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Topic: Bariatric Support Group Open Forum

Registration is required for this event time.
To register, or for more information, contact Cristin.Polizzi@jefferson.edu.

Delivered via Zoom video Link

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Topic: Bariatric Support Group: Education, Mindfulness and Meditation

Registration is required for this event time.
To register, or for more information, contact Cristin.Polizzi@jefferson.edu.

Delivered via Zoom video Link

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Topic: Bariatric Support Group Open Forum

Registration is required for this event time.
To register, or for more information, contact Cristin.Polizzi@jefferson.edu.

Delivered via Zoom video Link

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Topic: Bariatric Support Group: Education, Mindfulness and Meditation

Registration is required for this event time.
To register, or for more information, contact Cristin.Polizzi@jefferson.edu.

Delivered via Zoom video Link

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Topic: Bariatric Support Group Open Forum

Registration is required for this event time.
To register, or for more information, contact Cristin.Polizzi@jefferson.edu.

Delivered via Zoom video Link

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Topic: Bariatric Support Group: Education, Mindfulness and Meditation

Registration is required for this event time.
To register, or for more information, contact Cristin.Polizzi@jefferson.edu.

Delivered via Zoom video Link

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Topic: Bariatric Support Group Open Forum

Registration is required for this event time.
To register, or for more information, contact Cristin.Polizzi@jefferson.edu.

Delivered via Zoom video Link

Tuesday, December 27, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Topic: Bariatric Support Group: Education, Mindfulness and Meditation

Registration is required for this event time.
To register, or for more information, contact Cristin.Polizzi@jefferson.edu.

Delivered via Zoom video Link