Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups
The Center for Weight Loss Surgery provides access to support groups for bariatric surgery patients to gain more education and share common experiences with other patients. The support groups shown below, led by Registered Dieticians, are available. Please call 973-537-3805 for more information.
Gastric Band Support Group
A free support group for gastric banding patients. Topics discussed include post procedure diet, what to expect at the first adjustment, relaxation techniques, exercise strategies, protein requirements, holiday management and other issues of interest to the group.
Gastric Bypass / Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Support Group
A free support group for gastric bypass / vertical sleeve gastrectomy patients. Topics include nutrition following bypass, exercise strategies, emotional issues, holiday management, protein filled recipes and many other issues of interest to the group.
Session topics for the Gastric Band and Gastric Bypass/ Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Support Groups vary based on requests and needs of our bariatric surgery patients, as well as the availability of guest speakers. Topics may include: relaxation, exercise, recipe modification, protein requirements, and vitamin/mineral requirements. For more information on planned session topics for each meeting, please call 973-537-3805.
Support Group Meeting Calendar
Location: Saint Clare's Hospital/Dover General, Conference Room C & D, 400 West Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ 07801
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
January 23, 2013
Promoting Wellness: Stress Reduction and Relaxation Techniques
Presented by Nancy Greuter; Saint Clare's Center for Complementary Medicine
February 27, 2013
Weight Loss and Dry Skin: How to Care for the New You
Presented by Avon Consultant & Skin Care Expert
March 27, 2013
Cooking 101: Healthy Meal Prep for the Bariatric Patient
Presented by Scott Chapman; Nutrition Services, Saint Clare’s Health System
April 24, 2013
Let’s Get Physical; Make it Count
Presented by Jen Neglia; Physical Medicine, Saint Clare’s Health System
May 22, 2013
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives; Navigating the Restaurant Menu
Presented by Leslie Huland-El & Cheryl Iannicelli, Registered Dieticians, Saint Clare's Health System
June 26, 2013
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall; You ARE the Fairest of them All
Presented by John Grant, Clinical Psychologist