Bariatric Support Group Session
Our Bariatric Surgery Program hosts a joint monthly support group session for patients who have undergone any type of bariatric surgery and for potential bariatric surgery candidates.
Our Support Group Sessions include several sections/topics and are offered for both patients interested in bariatric surgery and those who have already had bariatric surgery. The Support Groups cover the following:
1) Exercise 101 with Physical Therapist that will provide guidance on exercise for bariatric patients.
2) Bariatric Topic of the Month Presentation that is led by different members of the bariatric surgery team (dietitian, bariatrician, physical therapist, psychologist, plastic surgeon [post-op]) and focus on a specific topic each month.
3) Bariatric Surgeon Presentation that covers services offered in the Bariatric Surgery Program, the health risks of obesity, and how our team of bariatric health professionals will support and guide you through your journey.
Time is allotted for Q&A and for participants to share their journey with and support other attendees. View the Support Group Schedule here.
***DUE TO COVID, SUPPORT GROUP SESSIONS ARE NOW BEING HELD VIRTUALLY OVER ZOOM. IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE, YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH SUPPORT GROUP BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO ELRODI@UIC.EDU OR BY CALLING 312-355-1493.
To schedule an appointment with a bariatric dietitian, call 312.996.5100.