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.
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Support Groups
*Unless noted, Support Groups meet at Fort Sanders Regional in Classroom 1 on lobby level.
December 7 @ 11am: Open Discussion
December 4 @ 6pm: Panel Discussion
December 18 @ 7pm: Christmas Potluck Everyone please bring a Bariatric friendly dish and a $5 gift to play Dirty Santa
December 21 @ 11am: Everyone please bring a Bariatric friendly dish and a $5 gift to play Dirty Santa.
Evening Combined Support Groups
January 15 @ 7pm: Light exercise with Fort Sanders West Fitness trainer (Wear comfy clothes & shoes)
February 5 @ 6pm: Protein Tasting
February 19 @ 7pm: Protein Tasting
March 5 @ 6pm: Emotional Eating
March 19 @ 6pm: Emotional Eating
Groups for Patients 6 months & beyond
December 4 @ 5pm
February 5 @ 5pm: Negative Self Talk vs. Positive Self Talk
March 5 @ 5pm: Preventing Weight Gain
DAYTIME SUPPORT GROUPS
January 4 @ 11am: Positive Reflections and Changes for the New Year
January 18 @ 11am: Positive Reflections and Changes for the New Year
February 1 @ 11am: Body Image and Loving Yourself
February 15 @ 11am: Body Image and Loving Yourself
March 1 @ 11am: Relationships and Weight Loss
March 15 @ 11am: Relationships and Weight Loss
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.