Seminars and Support Groups
Are you curious about surgical weight loss options? Or, are you looking for support before and after Lap-Band or gastric bypass surgery? Then attend a free seminar or support group!
Bariartric Weight Loss Surgery - Is It Right For You? - This seminar is perfect for anyone seeking information about weight loss surgery. A panel of post-bariatric surgery patients will share their personal stories of recovery and success. You will also:
- Learn about your options and the surgical process
- Understand the differences between gastric bypass and Lap-Band surgery
- Understand criteria involved with becoming a bariatrics patient
- Hear patient testimonials
Bariatric surgery is a major life-changing decision; a decision we feel affects and should be understood by important people in a potential candidate's life. We recommend spouses attend as well. Seating is limited to 30 people per session. For seminar dates/times and to register, call 719.776.5359.
Attendance is required for all potential candidates prior to setting up a consult with our surgeons.
Professionally run support groups for Lap-Band and gastric bypass surgery are available to individuals who have undergone bariatric surgery regardless of where their surgery took place. Those who are anticipating/planning bariatric surgery are welcome to attend support groups prior to surgery. Discussions are lead by former patients, surgeons, dieticians and plastic surgeons.
Meets the third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. (Guest Speaker) and every 2nd Friday at 6:30 pm & every 3rd Saturday at 10:30am - noon
Cancer Center Conference Rooms A, B and C
2222 N. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Contact: Fran Jackson - 719-776-5359
Men Only Support Group
There is a men only support group every 2nd Saturday from 9-11 am in the Volunteer Conference Room at Penrose Hospital.
FREE Call-In Help
Every 1st Wednesday of the month there is a Call-in session if you have any questions .
Call Kay at 719-475-1306 between 10am – noon.
People to call for information about support groups are:
Fran Jackson: 719-776-5359
Kay Jones: 719-475-1306 Cell: 719-238-8557
Bobbette Groce: 719-265-5486
Significant other and/or family members are encouraged to attend.