The success of any weight loss surgery depends highly on the after care. It is critical for long-term weight loss that the patient understands that any surgery is only a tool to help loose weight and maintain weight loss.
For the long-term success the patients need to do their part. That means the patients should be willing to follow all the recommendations that the surgeons give them and participate in activities that will help the patients achieve and maintain a long-lasting weight loss.
Critically important are support groups. There are several support groups available. They are at different weeks, days, times and locations so that there should be one that suits every patient.
Bellow we list all support groups. If sign-up is necessary, the announcement will say so. It is always good to check before you plan to attend. Changes can happen.
Weight Loss Surgery Support Group - RWMC
825 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, RI
- Location: Roger Williams Medical Center, Kay Auditorium, Room C
3rd Wednesday of each month | 6:00-7:30 PM - Minutes
No sign-up necessary
Contact: Ellie Collins at 401.456.2381
Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups
- Provided by Nutrition Consultants, LLC
- Location: 400 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, RI
Time: Bypass patients: 2nd Monday of every month | 6:30-7:30 PM
To Register Contact: Jason Oliveira, 401-615-5538
Gastric Weight Loss Surgery Support Group
- South County Hospital
70 Kenyon Avenue, Wakefield, RI
- Medical Office Building South County Hospital,
South County Cardiology Waiting Room, Suite 321
1st Thursday of each month | 6:00-7:30 PM
Contact: Cindy Hart at 401-789-5770 ext. 8956
Support Group at Embrace Home Loans
25 Enterprise Drive, Newport, RI
- All WLS
1st Tuesday of each month | 7:00-8:00 PM
Contact: Lindsay Baker at 401-615-5538
PLEASE NOTE: Subject to change or be cancelled without notice. Contact your Support Group Leader with questions.