Support Group Calendar

Please note that support group meetings will now be held in the S. Chapman Building (across the street from the COMP office). Click here to see a Google map with more information.

Attending weight loss surgery support groups can be very beneficial regardless of where patients are in their weight loss program. Facilitated by Melissa Frey, RN, GBMC's Comprehensive Obesity Management (COMP) support groups are FREE and give patients a chance to discuss a number of pre- and post-surgical issues they face. Bypass support group meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Lap band and Sleeve support group meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

 

2014 Bypass Support Group Meetings

Please join us on the following dates:

January 21, 2014
February 18, 2014
March 18, 2014 featuring Dr. Marsha Somers, PhD (Psychologist)
April 15, 2014 featuring Michele Shermak, MD, FACS (Plastic surgeon)
May 20, 2014
June 17, 2014
July 15, 2014
August 19, 2014
September 16, 2014
October 21, 2014
November 18, 2014
December 12, 2014

Support Group runs from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the S. Chapman Bldg. (across from the COMP office). Guest parking is available in front of the S. Chpman Building.

Please call 443-849-3779 with any questions!!

GBMC
Comprehensive Obesity Management Program
6535 North Charles Street, PPN Suite #125
Towson, MD 21204
Office phone: 443-849-3779 Fax: 443-849-3767

2014 Lap Band and Sleeve Support Group Meetings

Please join us on the following dates:

January 7, 2014
February 4, 2014
March 4, 2014
April 1, 2014
May 6, 2014
June 3, 2014
July 1, 2014
August 5, 2014
September 2, 2014
October 7, 2014
November 3, 2014
December 12, 2014

Support Group runs from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the S. Chapman Bldg. (across from the COMP office). Guest parking is available in front of the S. Chpman Building.

Please call 443-849-3779 with any questions!!

GBMC
Comprehensive Obesity Management Program
6535 North Charles Street, PPN Suite #125
Towson, MD 21204
Office phone: 443-849-3779 Fax: 443-849-3767 www.gbmc.org/weightloss



"This is really their time. Instead of focusing on just one topic, I open the floor up to all of the attendees, giving them the opportunity to ask questions and share stories and advice," says Melissa. In addition, the support groups sometimes feature guest speakers who discuss relevant topics such as exercise and post-bariatric surgery body contouring.

Patients are encouraged to attend the Support Groups as often as possible and to bring friends and family members for additional support. Two groups are held per month: Gastric Band/ Gastric Sleeve Support on the first Tuesday of each month and Gastric Bypass Support on the third Tuesday each month.

"Although we separate the support groups by type of surgery, patients are welcome to attend either one," says Melissa. "Even if you aren't sure yet about which surgery you will be getting, you are welcome to come to either or both support groups," she says, adding that the most important thing is to try to attend one support group per month - no matter what the topic.

Please note that support group meetings will now be held in the S. Chapman Building (across the street from the COMP office). Click here to see a Google map with more information.

No registration is necessary.

To view the full schedule of Bariatric Surgery Support Groups, visit the Calendar of Events page on www.gbmc.org.

Call COMP at 443-849-3779 with any additional questions or concerns. 

 

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