Weight loss surgery support group

The Fairview Southdale Hospital Weight Loss Surgery Support Group is a patient-led forum that meets monthly at the hospital. Facilitated by our staff, the support group shares experiences, provides encouragement and education, and is open to those who have had weight loss surgery, are scheduled for surgery, and those considering surgery.

Support Group Topics 2017  
Support group sessions take place the third Wednesday of the month from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Fairview Southdale Hospital in the Au Fait Nursing Education Room.

April 19th – Back by request: “Big Pants” night. This is a night when patients share their journeys and successes. Bring pictures of your journey as well if you’d like to share.

May 17th – Let’s try some supplements and protein bars. You may bring one to share if you like.

June 21st – Kathy Freeman, yoga instructor, will share information regarding benefits of yoga and her journey as to what lead her to teach. Her area of practice is Holy Yoga.

July 19th – Our annual summer picnic in the Au Fait Room. Bring a dish to pass if you wish. Tableware provided. This will be another time to “just talk”.

August 16th – Bennett Goltz, PAC will be speaking on sleep hygiene. Getting a good night’s sleep is important for one’s physical and mental health. It can also improve your productivity and overall quality of life.

September 20th – Vanessa Hauge our dietitian will speak. Topic TBA.  

October 18th – Let’s talk. A time devoted to sharing experiences and learning from one another.

November 15th – Laura Nielsen, Psy. D. LP and Julia Reid, PhD, LP Clinical Psychologists – topic TBA.

December 20th - We will have our annual Holiday Party in the Au Fait Room. Bring a dish to pass if you wish. Tableware provided.

January 17th – Dr. Timothy G. Schaefer M.D., F.A.C.S., Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, will be sharing information regarding postoperative plastic surgery procedures for bariatric surgery patients
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