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Support Groups Specialist

Advanced Surgeons -  - Bariatric Surgery

Advanced Surgeons

Bariatric Surgery located in Valhalla, Poughkeepsie, & Carmel, NY

If you’ve recently undergone weight loss bariatric surgery at Advanced Surgeons in Valhalla, Carmel, and Poughkeepsie, New York, virtual support groups can help you maintain your weight loss and discuss concerns you may have. Expert bariatric surgery specialists lead support groups to maximize your quality of life and assist you throughout your weight loss journey. Call the nearest office to schedule a support group meeting or book one online today.

Support Groups Q & A

What are support groups?

Support groups at Advanced Surgeons are for weight loss patients to attend after completing bariatric surgery, otherwise known as weight loss surgery. 

Receiving support from other weight loss patients and specialists can motivate you to continue on with your journey long-term and achieve success every step of the way.

These groups are available virtually, so you can attend sessions at work, in your car, or from the comfort of home without traveling or the need for childcare.

What are the benefits of support groups?

Some of the many benefits you can experience by attending support group sessions with Advanced Surgeons providers include:

  • Effective weight loss
  • Long-term healthy weight management
  • Improved diet and exercise habits
  • Better mental health and wellness
  • Lower risk of nutrient deficiencies
  • Better quality of life
  • Nutrition and health education
  • Medical and social support

Support groups can answer questions or concerns you may have about life after bariatric surgery and offer advice for highly effective results.

What happens during support group meetings?

During virtual support group meetings with experts at Advanced Surgeons, you meet with other patients and weight loss specialists via your phone, tablet, computer, or another electronic device. You receive nutrition education, dietary supplement advice, healthy lifestyle guidance, and tips about effective weight loss after surgery. 

Your provider addresses questions and concerns you and other support group members may have and discusses difficulties you might encounter throughout your journey. You share information with other support group members to compare notes and offer your support for them, just as they offer support for you.

Each support group session lasts about 60 minutes. Make sure to sign up for virtual meetings in advance whenever possible.

How often should I attend support groups?

You can attend virtual support groups with specialists and other patients at Advanced Surgeons as often as you need or desire. 

Your doctor lets you know how often to attend meetings based on your unique needs, lifestyle, and preferences. They are here for you every step of the way before, during, and after your weight loss surgery.

To learn more about post-bariatric surgery support groups at Advanced Surgeons or sign up for a session, call the office or schedule a support group meeting online today.