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Support Services for Bariatric Patients

Bariatric surgery may help you meet your weight-loss, health, and lifestyle goals. However, once you have undergone bariatric surgery, you will need to make lifestyle changes that will ensure that you lose weight and keep it off! Remember, bariatric surgery is NOT a diet but rather a weight-loss tool to help you change your life.


    Meet the challenges of your journey toward a healthier you with on-going education and support. By participating in support group meetings, you will have an opportunity to interact with others who have experienced their own struggle with obesity, which can help you understand more about yourself and help you stay motivated. 

    Support group meetings for pre-operative patients are held twice monthly at Hahnemann University Hospital and are open to all.  Post-operative support group meetings follow an on-line and in-person format. 

    2018 Pre-Op Support Group Meeting Schedule

    2018 Post-Op Support Group Meeting Schedule


    Daytime Support Groups (Pre-op Patients)
    • When: Monthly, on the 3rd Thursday from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    • Where: Hahnemann University Hospital, 230 N. Broad St. (SW corner of Broad & Vine Streets), Bobst Building, 6th Floor, Room 626, Philadelphia, PA 19102
    • Getting There: Enter the hospital at the main entrance at Broad and Vine Streets; take the elevators to the 5th floor and follow signage to the Bobst Conference Room.
    Saturday Support Groups (Pre-op Patients)
    • When: Monthly, on the 3rd Saturday, 10:30 am – 11:30 am:
    • Where: Hahnemann University Hospital, 230 N. Broad Street (SW corner of Broad & Vine Streets), Bobst Building, 6th Floor, Room 626, Philadelphia, PA 19102
    • Getting There: Enter the hospital at the main entrance at Broad and Vine Streets; take the elevators to the 5th floor and follow signage to the Bobst Conference Room.
    Saturday Support Groups (Post-op Patients)
    • When: Monthly, on the 4th Saturday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

    In-person sessions:

    • Where: Hahnemann University Hospital, 230 N. Broad St. (SW corner of Broad and Vine Streets), Bobst Building, 6th Floor, Room 626, Philadelphia, PA 19102
    • Getting There: Enter the hospital at the main entrance at Broad & Vine Streets; take the elevators to the 5th floor and follow signage to the Bobst Conference Room.


Learn More About Our Program

Our dedicated team of bariatric surgery professionals is ready to guide you every step of the way on your journey to rediscovering your self-confidence and enjoying a longer, healthier and more active life. You can register to participate in our seminar online or in-person. Also, you can call 215-762-7070 and let us guide you through the process.

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