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. GBMC's Comprehensive Obesity Management Program (COMP) support groups are FREE and give patients a chance to discuss a number of pre- and post-surgical issues they face. Support group meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month.


2015 Bariatric Support Group Meetings

Please join us on the following dates:

January 15, 2015
February 19, 2015
March 19, 2015
April 16, 2015
May 21, 2015
June 18, 2015
July 16, 2015
August 20, 2015
September 17,2015
October 15, 2015
November 19, 2015
December 17, 2015

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


"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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