Patient Support Groups
Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups
Support group meetings are offered once a month and designed to assist in the lifetime journey of post-surgery weight loss. Each meeting will offer an educational topic followed by an opportunity for patients to share their success and pitfalls with fellow attendees.
Those welcome to attend our bariatric support groups:
- Weight-loss surgery investigators seeking information and the “real-story”
- Pre-op patients waiting for weight loss surgery
- Early post-op patients or “newbies”
- Long-term veteran patients to support others and just checking in
- Back on trackers seeking to re-lose pounds
- Friends or family members
- Professionals-medical or other
Our support group meetings are intended for post-surgical weight loss patients of the UF Health Weight Loss Surgery Center; however, anyone new to the Gainesville area who is receiving or considering care with us is welcome to attend. There is no charge for attending the meeting and parking vouchers are available if needed. Reservations are not required.
Upcoming meeting dates and times
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., every third Thursday of the month
UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital
1515 SW Archer Road, Room 1204
Gainesville, FL 32608
|Date||Day and Time||Topic|
|1/19/2017||Thursday 6:00pm-7:00pm||Getting back on track or Diet recovery after the holidays|
|2/16/2017||Thursday 6:00pm-7:00pm||Reshaping your taste|
|3/16/2017||Thursday 6:00pm-7:00pm||Modifying meals and recipe conversions|
|4/20/2017||Thursday 6:00pm-7:00pm||Jarrod-Rethinking your Pouch|
|*5/18/2017||Thursday 6:00pm-7:00pm||Walk with the Doc|
|6/15/2017||Thursday 6:00pm-7:00pm||Healthy choices on the Go and Eating out|
|*7/20/2017||Thursday 6:00pm-7:00pm||Grocery Shopping and family meal planning|
|12/21/2017||Thursday 6:00pm-7:00pm||Annual Holiday Party|
*Not meeting in 1205 –alternate meeting location
NOTE FOR REPORTERS & JOURNALISM STUDENTS
Please contact Gwen Hasse, MSN, RN, UF Health bariatric coordinator, for further questions, concerns or topics of interest at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352.265.0111 x29634.
If you are a member of the media or a journalism student who would like to report on this seminar, you must make prior arrangements with Katrina McAfee at 352.594.4135 or email@example.com. UF Health policy states that all reporters must be escorted while on Shands-owned or UF-owned and -operated property.
Sign Up For In-Person Seminar
In-person seminars are held at UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital, 1515 SW Archer Road, Room 1204.
Call 352.265.0535 to register for an in-person seminar or sign up below. Once you have completed the form, you will receive a confirmation email.