Bariatric Surgery Support Group
Recent studies have shown that patients who regularly attend bariatric support group meetings lose more weight and are more successful in maintaining their weight loss. For this reason, weight loss surgery support group participation is highly recommended and strongly encouraged for any individual having or considering weight loss surgery.
The bariatric surgery support group meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7 to 9 pm at the following location:
Scottish Rite Cathedral
1533 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18102
Maps & Directions
Parking is available next to the Scottish Rite Cathedral, as well as across the street at 1531 Hamilton Street.
Guest Speakers and Useful Topics
During the support group nutrition and exercise topics are always touched upon. Guest speakers may discuss topics ranging from stress management and body image to foot problems and clothing tips. Open forums are held once or twice a year to give you the opportunity to ask questions of the bariatric team. Meetings provide the opportunity to share success stories and to find the patient in the audience from their “before surgery picture”.
Learn about upcoming meeting dates and topics:
January through April 2015
Although not a replacement for attending the support groups, the bariatric services web forum is another place to have your questions answered and to share in the struggles, concerns and achievements of other bariatric surgery patients. Here, you can also find agendas for our upcoming support groups. Join our web forum by going to http://mystlukesonline.activeboards.net.
For more information about the support groups and the web forum, call the St. Luke's Bariatric Services line at 610-628-8315 and speak with a bariatric team member.