Bariatric Surgery Support Groups

Contact Us

For more information about the meetings please call The Miriam Hospital Bariatric hotline at 401-793-3922.

Directions and parking at The Miriam Hospital (free valet parking until 7 p.m.)

Have a Topic Idea?

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 karmstrong2@lifespan.org.

The Miriam Hospital is currently hosting four different bariatric support groups. The support groups are designed for your special interest (e.g. all patients or 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.

Men's Only Support Group

All male patients are welcome. This meeting does not meet pre-operation requirements. The group meets quarterly from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Hurvitz 2 Conference Room at The Miriam Hospital.

Life After Weight Loss Surgery

All patients who have had any type of bariatric surgery are welcome. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Hurvitz 2 Conference Room at The Miriam Hospital.

Living Well After Weight Loss Surgery

This group is for patients who have had any type of bariatric surgery at least six months previously. Meetings are held in a small group setting. The group meets the third Monday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 146 West River Street, on the first floor, in The Miriam Weight Management Group Room A.

Weight Loss Striders Keys to Success

This is an all-inclusive meeting for pre-operation, post-operation patients and for those just investigating the surgery. Family members are welcome. The group meets the first Monday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Hurvitz 1 Conference Room at The Miriam Hospital and the fourth Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the Sopkin Auditorium at The Miriam Hospital.

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