Support Groups

Surgical weight loss support group meetings are an excellent source of information about weight loss surgery. These meetings are attended by people who are considering weight loss surgery, as well as those who have completed their surgery.

Groups discuss the pros and cons of weight loss surgery. Topics covered include the procedure, nutrition, psychology, exercise, and plastic surgery. A bariatric surgeon and staff from the UPMC Hamot Bariatric Surgery and Weight Management Center are available to answer questions during these meetings.

It is important that you attend at least three support group meetings before surgery. You should continue to attend these meetings for at least one year after surgery.

Erie, PA Support Group

Second Wednesday of each month
6 to 8 p.m.

Bayfront Convention Center
1 Sassafrass Pier
Erie, PA 16507

Beginning January 2017:
Third Wednesday of each month
5 to 6 p.m. (preoperative group) and 6 to 8 p.m. (postoperative group)

Lincoln Education Center, Magee-Womens, UPMC Hamot

Call 814-877-6997 for information.

Erie Support Group 2016 Schedule

​Date ​Speaker and Topic
​Wednesday, Dec. 14 Debra Weismiller, unit director, 6 South
"Your Hospital Stay and What to Expect"

*Schedule is subject to change

Regional Support Groups

Warren, PA Support Group

Third Monday of each month
6 to 7 p.m.

Warren General Hospital
2 Crescent Park
Warren, PA 16365

Call 814-757-4706 for information.

Bradford, PA Support Group

Second Monday of each month
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Bradford Area Public Library
67 W Washington St,
Bradford, PA 16701

Call Jayme at 814-512-3128 for information.

Jameson, NY Support Group

First Monday of each month
6 to 7 p.m.

Prendergast Library
509 Cherry St,
Jamestown, NY 14701

Call 716-244-0293 for information.

Support group meetings do not require advance registration. Patients are encouraged to bring a friend or family member.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Contact Us

UPMC Hamot Bariatric Surgery and Weight Management Center
300 State Street, Suite 400A
Erie, PA 16507

Phone: 814-877-6997
Fax: 814-877-6356

 

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


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