Support groups

Participants in Hallmark Health System's Center for Weight Management and Weight Loss Surgery reap the benefit of ongoing education and support from peers, as well as experienced and caring professionals. The program involves much more than coming to the hospital, having surgery and going home. Staff will be there to educate and support patients every step of the way-before and after surgery. Support group is an integral part of the program. In addition to one-on-one access to clinical, nutritional and behavioral health specialists, patients learn from the experts and each other about the lifestyle changes that accompany long-term weight loss through the program's monthly support group. Before and after surgery, the group gives patients the opportunity to learn and share. Physicians, surgeons, nutritionists, mental health specialists, plastic surgeons, physical therapists, potential patients, pre-surgery patients and post-surgery patients are among the 150 to 200 people who attend each month.

Support Group facilitated by Dr. Andras Sandor

Below are the dates for Dr. Sandor's Center for Weight Management and Weight Loss Surgery Post-Bariatric Surgery Support Group.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Johnson Conference Room, 7:30 p.m.

Lawrence Memorial/Regis College School of Nursing and Radiography, Classroom C, 6 p.m.

November 12 December 10