If you’ve made the decision to undergo bariatric surgery in the new year, you are likely aware of the lifestyle changes that come along with this decision. During these changes, a positive support system plays a large part in overcoming the challenges you may face.

Although support at home from family and friends is important, it often helps to have support from people who are facing similar challenges because they can relate to what you’re going through and provide insight to problems you yourself are facing too.

This is why Foothills Weight Loss Specialists in Knoxville has created monthly support groups for their patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. The use of these support groups provides weight loss surgery patients an excellent opportunity to discuss various personal and professional challenges along their journey.

Each meeting focuses on a different topic based on challenges faced by those who have undergone weight loss surgery. The purpose is to assist with short-term and long-term goals, questions, and needs. Support groups also provide resources to help patients stay on track. This ongoing support after bariatric surgery promotes higher success rates.

If you are considering bariatric surgery, Foothills Weight Loss Specialists offers free bariatric information seminars led by Foothills surgeons, Dr. Colquitt and Dr. Ray, two to three times per month at various locations in East Tennessee. To learn more about the procedures available, register to attend a free weight loss seminar class, or call our office at (865) 984-3413.

Find a list of upcoming support groups on our website.