The success of any weight loss surgery depends highly on the after care. It is critical for long-term weight loss that the patient understands that any surgery is only a tool to help loose weight and maintain weight loss.
To ensure long-term success, patients need to do their part. That means willingness to follow all the recommendations that the surgical weight loss team gives them while also participating in activities to help the patient achieve and maintain a long-lasting weight loss.
Support is a critically important part of maintaining weight loss. There are several support groups available. They are at different weeks, days, times and locations so that there should be one that suits every patient.
Bellow is a list of some support groups available. It is always good to check before attending a support group meeting has been rescheduled or cancelled.
Weight Loss Surgery Support Group–Roger Williams Medical Center
825 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, RI
Location: Roger Williams Medical Center, Kay Auditorium. 3rd Wednesday of each month| 6:00-7:30pm. No sign up needed.
Contact: Holli Brousseau 401-521-6310
100% Espanola ONLY
Location: Roger Williams Medical Center, Greene Lounge. 1st Thursday of each month|7:00-9:00pm. Contact: Carmen Diaz-Jusino at 401-345-5403.
Location: Roger Williams Medical Center, Greene Lounge. Post-op only.
3rd Wednesday of each month|7:00-9:00pm. Contact: Kerrie Moreau, 401-692-5838.
Men ONLY support group
Location: Roger Williams Medical Center, Greene Lounge. Men only
4th Wednesday of each month| 7:00-9:00 pm. Contact: Dick Fascia 480-2912
Weight Loss Support Group – Nutrition Consultants, LLC
Location: 400 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, RI. 2nd Monday of each month|6:30 -7:30.
Register: Jason Oliveira 401-615-5538.
Weight Loss Support Group-Nutrition Inc.
525 Tauton ave. East Providence, RI. Last Friday of each month 10:00-11:00am| Register at 401.490-0900. Space is limited.
Please note: Subject to change or be cancelled without notice. Contact support leader.