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Bariatric Support Group Sessions

Every Month

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions: PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL 312-355-1493 / elrodi@uic.edu to register for the support groups. Support Group sessions are now being held virtually over Zoom instead of in-person.


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

Our Support Group Sessions include several sections/topics and are offered for both patients interested in bariatric surgery and those who have already had bariatric surgery. The Support Groups cover the following:
 
1) Exercise 101 with Physical Therapist that will provide guidance on exercise for bariatric patients.

2) Bariatric Topic of the Month Presentation that is led by different members of the bariatric surgery team (dietitian, bariatrician, physical therapist, psychologist, plastic surgeon [post-op]) and focus on a specific topic each month.

3) Bariatric Surgeon Presentation that covers 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.

Time is allotted for Q&A and for participants to share their journey with and support other attendees.

Location

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions: PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL 312-355-1493 / elrodi@uic.edu to register for the support groups. Support Group sessions are now being held virtually over Zoom instead of in-person.

Time

Evening Sessions: 5:00 pm

2021 Bariatric Support Group Schedule
DATELEADERTOPICFACULTY LEADERLOCATION
November 3rd 
5:00 pm
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Chandra Hassan VIRTUAL SESSION 
ZOOM MEETING
Jeremy O'Neal Eating Over The Holidays
2022 Bariatric Support Group Schedule
January 5th
5:00 pm
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Mario Masrur VIRTUAL SESSION 
ZOOM MEETING
Alison Newman How to Get Back-On-Track AfterGetting Off Track
February 2nd
5:00 pm  
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Chandra Hassan VIRTUAL SESSION
ZOOM MEETING
Jamie Greenstein Setting Effective Goals for Lifestyle Changes
March 2nd
5:00 pm
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Antonio Gangemi VIRTUAL SESSION 
ZOOM MEETING
Alina Kraft Non-Scale Victories
April 6th
5:00 pm

Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Mario Masrur VIRTUAL SESSION 
ZOOM MEETING
Sylvia Herbozo Body Image After Bariatric Surgery
May 4th
5:00 pm


Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Chandra Hassan VIRTUAL SESSION 
ZOOM MEETING
Ann Quinn Mindful Eating
June 1st
5:00 pm
 

Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Antonio Gangemi VIRTUAL SESSION 
ZOOM MEETING
Reed Berger Why You Have to Take Your Vitaminsfor Life
July 6th
5:00 pm

Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Mario Masrur VIRTUAL SESSION 
ZOOM MEETING
Rich Severin Arthritis and Pain Management
August 3rd
5:00 pm  

Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Chandra Hassan VIRTUAL SESSION 
ZOOM MEETING
Heather Eisele  Identifying and Coping with Emotional Eating
September 7th
5:00 pm

Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Antonio Gangemi VIRTUAL SESSION 
ZOOM MEETING
Amy Bachman What to Expect Before and After Bariatric Surgery
October 5th
5:00 pm
  

Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Mario Masrur VIRTUAL SESSION 
ZOOM MEETING
Matthew Ranzer Post-Bariatric Body Contouring
November 2nd
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.