Bariatric Surgery Support Groups and Services at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Weight loss surgery requires serious consideration and a long-term commitment to a major change in lifestyle. Patients should realize that they — and their family and friends — must be prepared to adjust to a substantial reduction in their weight as well as drastic changes in their lifestyle.
This is where the bariatric surgery support groups and services at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC provide results.
Our surgeons treat bariatric patients by using the combined expertise of many health care professionals. They work closely with registered dietitians, psychiatrists, psychologists, and physical therapists to meet your individual needs.
Our surgeons help patients through the evaluation and approval process required by medical insurers. They will also help to transition your care to other areas after surgery, which may include plastic surgery through the UPMC Life After Weight Loss Program, or joint replacement surgery.
Bariatric surgery support groups are open to all patients and family members pursuing bariatric surgery, or who have already had a bariatric, gastric bypass or adjustable gastric band procedure.
Bariatric Surgery Support Group
Second Wednesday of the Month
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Auditorium, Zero Level
2013 Bariatric Support Groups
Auditorium, Zero Level
|'Keys to Success after Bariatric Surgery"
|"A Patient's Story"
|"Ask the Doctor"
|Challenges of Lifestyle Change - Open Discussion
|"Life After Weight Loss Surgery - Body Contouring"
UPMC BodyChangers Support Groups and Exercise Classes
2013 Mind Over Body Sessions
Whether you have experienced weight regain after your surgery, or you have obstacles preventing you from having a healthy lifestyle, a UPMC BodyChangers behaviorist can help get you back to achieving your weight loss goals. Sessions will be held in Suite 5600 at 7 p.m. on the following dates:
- April 9
- May 7
- June 11
- July 9
- Aug. 13
- Sept. 10
- Oct. 8
- Nov. 12
- Dec. 10
2013 Happy Hour Redefined Sessions
A group health and fitness class with an LA Fitness personal trainer. Sessions will be held in suite 2131 from 6 to 7 p.m. every Friday. Program is sponsored by the Bariatric Lifestyle Program at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.
To learn more about UPMC BodyChangers or to register for classes, call 1-855-BODY-CHG (2639-244) or visit the BodyChangers website.