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Support Groups

The  use of support groups provides weight loss surgery patients an excellent opportunity to discuss various personal and professional challenges.

We offer monthly support groups that meet at Fort Sanders Regional in Knoxville and Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Ongoing support post-surgery is one of the keys to long term success for our patients.

Stadium steps are no problem for Rex since losing 100 lbs with bariatric surgery!

*Unless noted the Knoxville Support Groups meet at Fort Sanders Regional in Classroom 1 on the lobby level.

Evening Combined Support Groups (on Tuesdays)

May 21 – 7PM – Dr. Mullins DDS: Caring For Your Teeth after Surgery
June 4 – 6PM – Group Walk at Volunteer Landing (Meet at Calhoun’s 400 Neyland Dr.)
June 18 – 7PM – Potential Guest Speaker
July 2 – 6PM – POOL Workout! THIS IS OFFSITE at the Fort Sanders West Fitness Center. MUST RSVP VIA EMAIL dbradle3@covhlth.com by June 25th. 1 guest only and NO children.
July 16 at 7PM – Staying on Track during Vacation
August 6 at 6PM – POOL Workout! THIS IS OFFSITE at the Fort Sanders West Fitness Center. Must RSVP via email dbradle3@covhlth.com by July 30th. May only bring 1 guest and NO children.
August 20 from 7PM-9PM – Bariatric TALENT Show! OFFSITE at THOMPSON CANCER AUDITORIUM. This celebration event will be cancelled if participation is low, so please sign up!  
September 3 at 6PM – TBD (Potential Plastic Surgeon Speaker)
September 17 at 7PM – Ask the Experts! Panel discussion with your bariatric team.

Groups for Patients 6 months & beyond

June 4, 2019 – 5PM – Group Walk at Volunteer Landing (Meet at Calhoun’s 400 Neyland Dr.)
July 2 at 5PM – Pool Workout (PLEASE SEE ABOVE & RSVP)
August 6 at 5PM – Pool Workout (PLEASE SEE ABOVE & RSVP)
September 3 at 5PM – Behavior Chains

DAYTIME SUPPORT GROUPS (Fridays at 11am)

June 7, 2019 – Alcohol after Bariatric Surgery: A Big Challenge
June 21, 2019 – Open Discussion (TBD)
July 5, 2019 – Staying on Track during Vacation
July 19, 2019 – Fruits and Vegetables (Ways to Eat More)
August 2, 2019 – GI Concerns Tips (Dumping Syndrome, Constipation, Diarrhea, etc.)
August 16, 2019 – Pregnancy after Surgery
September 6, 2019 – Hormonal Changes after Surgery
September 20, 2019 – TBD (Potential Speaker)

Parking is available in the parking garage adjacent to Trustees Towers off Laurel Avenue. The code is #1519.
Please call the Fort Sanders Bariatric office at (865) 331-1218 or email dbradle3@covhlth.com for specific topics and speakers at Fort Sanders Regional.

Cumberland Support Groups

Support group meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday at 12 Noon in the Diabetes Services conference room at Cumberland Medical Center. Call (931) 459 -7164 for reservations and details.