The Miriam Hospital is currently hosting four different bariatric support groups. Please take note of what type of support group and who the support group is designed for (i.e. all patients, band patients or post operative patients only). Depending on the number and the needs of people attending the groups, we may adjust the meetings in the future.
For more information on the meetings please call The Miriam Hospital Bariatric Hot Line at 401-793-3922.
BANDtastic Me! Support for Gastric Band Patients: For pre- and post-gastric band patients and their supporters
Life After Weight Loss Surgery: For patients who have had any type of bariatric surgery are welcome
Living Well After Weight Loss Surgery: Small group setting for patients who have had any type of bariatric surgery (at least six months post-op)
Weight Loss Striders Keys to Success: All-inclusive meeting for pre-op and post-op patients and those just investigating the surgery, family members welcome
Family and Friends Support Group: Group setting for the people in your life who help support you though your weight loss surgery journey
All groups meet each month in the Hurvitz Conference Room at The Miriam Hospital. See the schedule for all groups
Please drop us a line and let us know what you want to talk about and/or whom you would like to hear from at the bariatric surgery support group meetings. Send an email to Kellie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great bariatric friendly recipe (any stage of the bariatric surgery diets)? Send it to Kellie at email@example.com and have it published in the WLSKS cookbook. Our last cookbook was a great success and we are currently seeking submissions for an update.
WLSKS Weekly Walk: Kellie will be emailing out the weekly location and date and times for group walks. All abilities and paces are welcome. Family, friends and children are encouraged to attend. Please email or call Kellie Armstrong for time and location if you do not currently get the weekly walk emails.
Directions and parking at The Miriam Hospital (free valet parking until 7 p.m.)
Behavioral Medicine at Lifespan
Other support groups
Adrian Price and the Center for Bariatric Surgery is featured on WPRI Channel 12
Learn more about the HBO documentary, The Weight of the Nation: Confronting America's Obesity Epidemic (HBO.com)