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Bariatric Support Group - Alma

Weight loss surgery does not immediately resolve emotional or health issues associated with obesity. Many patients find that support groups help them adjust to the changes in their lifestyle following surgery, increasing their chance of maintaining their weight loss long term.

This support group is designed to provide support to patients who have undergone bariatric surgery (adjustable gastric banding, Roux-en-Y, gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy) and their families. Topics discussed may include: emotions, plastic surgery options post-surgery, nutrition and exercise.

Dates:

Third Wednesday of each month

Time:

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location:

MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot, Wilcox Auditorium, 300 E. Warwick Drive, Alma

Questions:

For more information, call (989) 463-6699.

Cost:

Free

Visit our online chat group at www.groups.yahoo.com, search for MidMichigan_Bariatric_Support, select "join this group" and follow the instructions.


Topics Include

January 15 Adrianne Scates, R.D., "Nutrition"
March 19 Dr. DiNick, "Plastic Surgery"
April 16 Chad Raley, L.M.S.W., "Behavior"
August 20 Nadea Minet, "Celebrate Vitamins"
November 19 Adrianne Scates, R.D., "Nutrition"

*Please note: If a special topic is not scheduled, support group will still meet but will consist of open discussion.

Personal Assistance

MidMichigan Health Line can help you find classes, screenings or support groups or help you find your way to our facilities. Please call to register for a class or for driving directions or maps.

Phone

Midland
(989) 837-9090
Mt. Pleasant
(989) 775-1650
Toll-Free in Michigan
(800) 999-3199

Health Line Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Eastern Time