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weight loss support groups


The New England Weight Management Institute (NEWMI) support groups meet monthly and are designed for pre-operative and post-operative patients who have had or are going to have gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and adjustable gastric banding surgery.

Some of the support group sessions include:
  • Post-operative patients who discuss post-operative experiences and concerns
  • Behavioral health specialists who focus on behavioral approaches to weight control
  • Exercise physiologists who discuss the importance of exercise and demonstrate exercise tactics
  • Protein taste tasting: sample some of the high protein supplements needed for post-operative recovery
  • Plastic surgeon who discusses procedures available following significant weight loss 
  • Exploration of plastic surgery options for patients who have achieved significant weight loss and need assistance in managing excess skin

Weight Loss Support Groups

NEWMI Pre-Operative Support Group
Second Monday of every month—6 PM
Catholic Medical Center
100 McGregor Street, Roy Auditorium, Level C
NEWMI Post-Operative Support Group
Last Wednesday of every month
For patients who are less than a year out from surgery:
5:30–6:15 PM
For patients who are more than a year out from surgery:
6:30–7:15 PM
Catholic Medical Center
100 McGregor Street, Roy Auditorium, Level C

For more information on the New England Weight
Management Institute Support Groups, call: