Support Group

Bariatric surgery is a lifelong commitment and lifestyle change and requires support from family, friends and peers. Saint Francis Medical Center’s Weight Loss Solutions team is available to assist you throughout your weight loss journey and encourage those who have had surgery, or thinking about surgery, to participate in a support group. Weight Loss Solutions offers both an in-person monthly support group and a private Facebook community.

Monthly Support Group

The monthly support group takes place every third Thursday of the month from 6-7 pm in the Saint Gianna Molla Conference Room at Saint Francis Medical Center. Please park at the Women and Children’s Pavilion – Entrance 5. Take the elevator to the main level, enter the waiting room on your right, take an immediate left down the small hallway. Saint Gianna Molla Conference Room will be on your right.

The Weight Loss Solutions support group is a valuable resource for our surgical weight-loss patients. Our meetings offer education, encouragement and support to help patients reach and maintain their optimum weight loss. They also provide insight for our patient supporters and information for those interested in learning more about the surgical treatment of obesity. Meetings are open to the public.

For additional information about support group meetings, please call 573-331-3993.

Facebook Community

The Weight Loss Solutions Community is a private online community for past, current and future Weight Loss Solutions patients, their family members and friends. Those who are interested in joining the community must be approved to join, as all of the information shared is confidential.

This community allows members to share their stories and experiences and gives the opportunity to ask questions and provide tips/advice to those who have shared in a similar journey. The community has proven to be an effective way for Weight Loss Solutions patients to track their progress and provide and receive encouragement from their peers.

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