The success of any weight loss surgery depends highly on after care. It is critical for long-term weight loss that the patient understands that any surgery is only a tool to help lose 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 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.
Below is a list of available support groups. Be sure to check if a support group meeting has been rescheduled or cancelled before attending.
Support Groups at Roger Williams Medical Center
Kay Auditorium, 825 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, RI
Nutrition Support Group
When: 4th Tuesday of each month | 5:30-6:30pm.
Contact: Leah Hurley firstname.lastname@example.org .No registration required
Weight Loss Surgery Support Group
When: 3rd Wednesday of each month | 6:00-7:15pm.
Contact: Holli Brousseau 401-521-6310. No registration required
Grupo de apoyo Español
Cuando: 1er Jueves de cada mes | 7-9. No registracion es necesaria.
Facilitadora: Carmen Diaz
Please note: Subject to change or be cancelled without notice. Contact support leader