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Bariatric Support Group Topics & Information Session

Every Month

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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

University of Illinois Hospital
1740 W. Taylor St.
Conference Room 1135
Chicago, IL 60612
Directions

Time

Evening Sessions: 5:00 pm

Parking available in the Wood Street Parking Structure

2021 Bariatric Evening Support Group Schedule
DATE LEADER TOPIC FACULTY LEADER LOCATION
January 6th 
5:00 pm  
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Mario Masrur VIRTUAL SESSION
ZOOM MEETING
Anna Titcomb Plant-Based Eating and a Bariatric Diet
February 3rd 
5:00 pm
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Chandra Hassan VIRTUAL SESSION 
ZOOM MEETING
Sylvia Herbozo Body Image After Bariatric Surgery
March 3rd
5:00 pm
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Antonio Gangemi VIRTUAL SESSION 
ZOOM MEETING
Alison Newman How To Get Back-On-Track After Getting Off Track
April 7th
5:00 pm
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Mario Masrur VIRTUAL SESSION 
ZOOM MEETING
Rich Severin Arthritis and Pain Management
May 5th 
5:00 pm
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Chandra Hassan VIRTUAL SESSION 
ZOOM MEETING
Dave Morris Post-Bariatric Body Contouring
June 2nd 
5:00 pm  

Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Antonio Gangemi VIRTUAL SESSION 
ZOOM MEETING
Reed Berger Vitamins
July 7th 
5:00 pm
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Mario Masrur VIRTUAL SESSION 
ZOOM MEETING
Ann Quinn Mindful Eating
August 4th 
5:00 pm
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Chandra Hassan VIRTUAL SESSION 
ZOOM MEETING
Jennifer Martin Non-Scale Victories
September 1st 
5:00 pm
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Antonio Gangemi VIRTUAL SESSION 
ZOOM MEETING
TBA TBA
October 6th 
5:00 pm
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Mario Masrur VIRTUAL SESSION 
ZOOM MEETING
Heather Eisele Coping With Emotional Eating
November 3rd 
5:00 pm
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Chandra Hassan VIRTUAL SESSION 
ZOOM MEETING
Jeremy O'Neal Eating Over The Holidays

Connect to Virtual Bariatric Support Group

If you are interested in participating in any of the Virtual Bariatric Support Group Sessions listed on the schedule above, please contact Irene Rivera for Zoom Meeting connection details at: 312.355.1493 or elrodi@uic.edu.