Both Fairview and HealthEast offer support groups for patients who are considering or have had weight loss surgery.
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.
The Fairview Southdale Hospital Weight Loss Surgery Support Group is a patient-lead forum that meets monthly at the hospital. Facilitated by our staff, the support group shares experiences and provides encouragement along with a variety of educational information. It is open to those who have had weight loss surgery, are scheduled for surgery, or are considering surgery.
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.
September 19 – Vanessa Hauge, R.D., L.D. will speak.
October 17 – “Let’s talk" – a day in the month devoted to answering questions about surgery and to discuss both the pre-op and post-op journeys.
November 21 – TBA
December 19 - We will have our annual Holiday Party in the Au Fait Room. Bring a dish to pass if you wish. Beverages and tableware provided.
January 16th, 2019 – Let’s talk about last year’s successes and plan for 2019!
Connections: Post-Operative Bariatric Surgery Support Group is a support group for HealthEast patients who have undergone weight loss surgery and are at least three months post-surgery. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.