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Support Groups

The Oregon Bariatric Center offers two support groups for patients based on the type of surgery. Support groups are designed to provide encouragement and education for patients both before and after bariatric surgery.

Each meeting includes an opportunity for individual sharing, a discussion topic and an opportunity to ask questions. Guest speakers are frequently scheduled.
 
All groups are led by a member of the Oregon Bariatric Center staff to guide group discussion, monitor information discussed for accuracy, encourage balanced group participation, answer questions, identify individual patient problems that may require follow-up, and maintain time limits.

In addition to patients who have had or are considering bariatric surgery through the Oregon Bariatric Center, patients’ support people are also encouraged to attend. While other family members are welcome, child care is not available and young children should be left at home.

Support Group Options

Support Group 1: Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy
This group is dedicated to the needs of gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy patients before AND after surgery.

Meeting Day & Time: The first Monday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m.

Meeting Location: Conference Room 200C(2nd floor near the chapel) at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend

2014 Dates:

​January 6th       ​ ​July 7th ​
​February 3rd ​ ​August 4th
​March 3rd September- Holiday ​(No group)
​April 7th              ​ ​October 6th        ​
​May 5th ​ ​​November 3rd ​
​​June 2nd ​ ​December 2nd 1st​
  

Support Group 2: The Bandsters
This group is dedicated to the needs of Lap-Band® patients before AND after surgery.

Meeting Day and Time: The second Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m.

Meeting Location: Conference Room 200B (2nd floor near the chapel) at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend

2014 Dates:
​January 8th       ​ ​July 9th​
​February 12th ​ ​August 13th
​March 12th September 10th
​April 9th              ​ ​October 8th        ​
​May 14th ​ ​​November 12th ​
​​June 11th​ ​December 10th ​
 

 

 
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