Bariatric Surgery Support Groups and Services at UPMC St. Margaret

UPMC St. Margaret is committed to your successful weight loss and management. As part of this commitment, we offer a monthly support group for those considering, or those who have already had, weight loss surgery.

Led by our team of experts, our bariatric surgery support group offers:

  • Education about bariatric surgical procedures
  • Guidelines for nutrition including 3-6 month preoperative classes designed to prepare patients for bariatric surgery as well as integrate the necessary lifestyle changes
  • Recommendations for exercise
  • Appointments with exercise physiologists pre- and postoperatively as needed
  • Regular bariatric surgery support groups to assist patients with the psychological and emotional issues associated with obesity and weight loss

Additional weight management (non-surgical) support resources offered through UPMC St. Margaret include the following:

  • One-on-one meetings with bariatric physicians to discuss non-surgical treatment options
  • Dietitian and exercise physiology support services offered in groups and individually

Schedule of 2012 Bariatric Surgery Support Group Sessions

All sessions are free and are held at UPMC St. Margaret, Conference Room A, on the first Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise noted, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Reservations are not required. For more information, call 412-784-5900

Date​ ​Topic
Wednesday, June 6​ Psychological Aspects of Obesity/ Weight Loss and Relationships​
Wednesday July 11​ Protein Fair​
Wednesday, August 1​ Getting Back on Track and Tips for Successful Weight Loss​
Wednesday, September 5​ Exercise and You​
Wednesday, October 3​ Ask the Doctor​
Wednesday, November 7​ Holiday Eating​
Wednesday, December 5​ Recipe-rama!​

Contact Us

Pittsburgh Bariatrics at UPMC St. Margaret
100 Delafield Rd.
Medical Arts Building
Suite 210
Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Phone: 412-784-5900
Fax: 412-784-5901

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