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Bariatric Information Sessions & Support Groups

Every Month

The Bariatric Surgery Program hosts both a monthly support group for patients who have undergone any type of bariatric surgery and an and information session for potential bariatric surgery candidates.

Support groups, led by bariatricians and dietitians, will focus on a specific topic each month and feature a Q&A session. Time also is allotted for participants also will be able to share with and support other attendees. No notification is required — just show up!

Information sessions cover services offered in the Bariatric Surgery Program, the health risks of obesity, and how our team of bariatric health professionals will support and guide you through your journey.

Location & Time

Support group meetings and information sessions are held in the UI Hospital Conference Room 1135 (1740 W. Taylor St.; Directions) at 5:30 pm.

DateLeaderTopicLocation
Jan. 11
@ 5:30 pm
Jenna Giannetti Weight Loss Success, Tips, and Tricks UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor  Room 1135
Feb. 8
@ 5:30 pm
Dr. Masrur Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor  Room 1135
March 8
@ 5:30 pm
Zahra Kasza Stage 5 Maintenance Diet UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor  Room 1135
April 5
@ 5:30 pm
Jennifer Martin Grocery Shopping/Meal Planning UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor  Room 1135
May 3
@ 5:30 pm
Dr. Cohen Body Contouring After Bariatric Surgery UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor  Room 1135
June 7
@ 5:30 pm
Dr. Gangemi Bariatric Surgery: Shortcut to Thinness and Good Health or Serious Lifelong Commitment? UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor  Room 1135
July 12
@ 5:30 pm
Rich Severin Osteoarthritis and Obesity UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor  Room 1135
Aug. 2
@ 5:30 pm
Dr. Berger Bariatric Medicine UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor  Room 1135
Sept. 6
@ 5:30 pm
Heather Eisele Emotional Eating UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor  Room 1135
Oct. 4
@ 5:30 pm
Dr. Sánchez-Johnsen Part 1 Emotional: Managing weight during the Holidays UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor  Room 1135
Nov. 1
@ 5:30 pm
Jennifer Violi Part 2 Nutritional: Managing weight during the Holidays UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor  Room 1135

Questions?

Jenna Giannetti, RD, LDN — 312.996.6838
Jennifer Martin, MS, RD, LDN — 312.996.6795