Online Bariatric Support Group Dates
Events are color-coded by topic:
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30pm
*Topics/Speakers are tentative and may be changed if needed
2015 Support Group Dates and Meeting Info: Please call our office at 940-249-9009 or 888-576-9892 or click on the upcoming support group below to register.
If you would like to learn and receive emotional support from others who have shared your experience, these general support groups are for you. Facilitated by our Clinicians (some of which are patients) as well as invited speakers, these groups offer ongoing nutrition education and support for bariatric surgery patients who are post-surgery as well as those that are trying to make the decision to have weight loss surgery. You’ll enjoy open discussions about weight management techniques and advice on eating healthy at restaurants, reading food labels, healthy snacking, avoiding unhealthy grazing, and more.
All meetings are held ONLINE from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. We provide these support groups quarterly. If you have any questions, please contact us at 888-576-9892.
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September 8, 2015 - Q&A with Bariatric Patients including two of the MBS Nurse Practitioners!
Mistey Patterson hosts Debbie McDougall, Beryl Brigham and Leisha Blaylock as they discuss all of your questions including: Psychological issues, adapting to a new life, biggest struggle with compliance, overcoming the weight loss stall, secrets to maintenance, best found healthy snacks, ways to get in your daily protein and more.
June 9, 2015 - Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss with Dr. McLaughlin
Dr. McLaughlin answers your questions on plastic surgery options after you have lost weight, including excess skin removal.
March 3, 2015 - Lean Body Mass After Weight Loss with Dr. Jacqueline Jacques.
Dr. Jacques gives us her expert presentation on maintaining Lean Body Mass after your weight loss surgery.
We apologize as we had some technical problems with the recording. Please click below to view the presentation that Dr. Jacques gave.
November 11, 2014 - Healthy Recipes with Charles Flach, Owner of The Virgin Olive Oiler
Learn about some fun recipes and fun facts about the healthy benefits of Olive Oil
October 14, 2014 - Cooking with natural organic ingredients and Therapeutic Massage with Melody Lane, current MBS patient
We had a little technical glitch and below you will find the link to the audio as well as the visual presentation. Learn new recipes with Wild Tree Organic products and the benefits of Therapeutic massage.
September 9, 2014 - Which Vitamins Do I Choose with Kelsey Shepperd, MBS Registered/Licensed Dietitan
Learn which vitamins and supplements are best for you
August 12, 2014 - Maintain your weight loss after surgery with Amy Gorena, MBS Registered/Licensed Dietitian
Learn tips to keep your weight off and keep it interesting
July 8, 2014 - Fun In The Sun Workouts with Shane Watkins, MBS Exercise Specialist
Learn how to safely exercise during the summer months.
Get your kids involved in your fun workouts
June 10, 2014 - Plastic Surgery with Dr. Emily McLaughlin
Answering your questions about loose skin and other plastic surgery options was just what Dr. McLaughlin did during this support group. Watch it today to see topics including:
- Body Contouring
- Tummy Tuck
- Breast Augmentation
May 13, 2014 - Plastic Surgery with Dr. Nuveen
Do you have loose skin after weight loss? Questions about Plastic Surgery? Dr. Nuveen with Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates hosts this Support Group. Topics Include:
- Loose Skin After Weight Loss
- Tummy Tuck
- Breast Augmentation
April 15, 2014 - Hormone Replacement Therapy
Have you been feeling tired, listless, low energy, hair loss? Terri Suresh, the National Spokesperson for Biote Medical answered many patients questions. Topics included:
- How Hormone Imbalance impacts everyday life
- The difference between bioidentical and synthetic hormones
- The role of testosterone in men and women
- The relationship between hormone and other disease
March 11, 2014 - Sleep and Weight Gain – What is the Connection
Have you wondered if there really is a cause and effect between your sleep habits and weight gain? Kelsey Shepperd, MS, RD/LD , My Bariatric Solutions Registered Dietition explores the connection. Topics discussed:
- Sleep Requirements
- Individuals at risk
- Effects of sleep deprivation
- Tips to help you sleep
February 11, 2014 - Safe Snacking
One of the top challenges for so many of us is how to snack smart. You have either made the choice to have weight loss surgery or are still researching your options. Learning what happens after your procedure and how to enjoy your meals is a very important part of your daily routine. My Bariatric Solutions, Registered Dietition, Amy Gorena, MS, RD/LD explores the idea of Safe and healthy snacking. Topics Include:
- Importance of healthy snacking
- Bad choices vs. good choices
- What is a healthy snack
- Grocery store tips
- Restaurant tips
- Healthy snack ideas
January 14, 2014 - Top Reasons I had weight loss surgery
Sorry guys this recording had technical difficulties however, the presenetation is right here to view. My Bariatric Solutions RN, CBN, Bariatric Nurse Coordinator, Mistey Patterson gives us the top 10 Reasons for people to have weight loss surgery. Topics include:
- Health and longevity
- Mobility and comfort
- Looking good
- Expanded comfort and Freedom
- Invisibility and magnetism
- Self love and self esteem
- Sexual desire and fulfillment
- Incredible lightness of being