Bariatric Surgery Support Group
Weight Loss Success Stories
Read success stories from our bariatric surgery patients to learn more about weight loss surgery.
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. Brittany McCauley, RD, LDN, and Samantha Eckardt, RD, 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
How Do I Attend?
The series will continually rotate throughout the year. Topics will vary.
Attend in-person or virtually.
Virtual online sign-in to the 5 p.m. support group session is available via ZOOM! Cloud Meetings App. Go to Join a Meeting and enter the nine-digit meeting ID number: 290-186-7783. Please contact Christina at Christina.Flaherty@Jefferson.edu if you need additional help joining virtually.
All sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. See dates and topics below:
|January 24, 2019||Starting to Exercise|
|February 14, 2019||Support Systems|
|February 28, 2019||Reading Food Labels|
|March 14, 2019||Macronutrients|
|March 28, 2019||Micronutrients|
|April 11, 2019||Evaluating Supplements|
|April 25, 2019||Open Discussion|
|May 9, 2019||Building Lean Body Mass|
|May 23, 2019||Eating On the Go & Snacking|
|June 13, 2019||Maintenance Plan|
|June 27, 2019||Holiday Eating|
|July 11, 2019||Setting Goals & Non-Scale Victories|
|July 25, 2019||Grocery Shopping|
211 South 9th Street, Suite 402 (Fourth Floor Waiting Room)
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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What If I Can't Make A Meeting?
Can’t make it into the office? Jefferson’s Bariatrics department is now offering a way for you to virtually participate in your support group with Telehealth. Using any web-enabled device that has a camera, such as a smartphone, tablet or computer, you can continue your journey to better health without interrupting your other responsibilities.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to participate virtually, please contact Christina Flaherty, Telehealth Coordinator at Christina.Flaherty@Jefferson.edu.
Request an Appointment
If this is your time to safely and effectively manage your weight, call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to make an appointment with our specialists.