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Bariatric Support Group Topics & Information Session

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

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

Time

Daytime Sessions: 12:00 pm
Evening Sessions: 5:00 pm

Parking available in the Wood Street Parking Structure

2019 Bariatric Daytime Support Group Schedule
DateLeaderTopicFaculty LeaderLocation
January 18th
12:00 pm
Heather Eisele DAYTIME SESSION:
Communicating with Others and Social Support
Heather Eisele, Ph.D. UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Room 1130
Sara Hoffman
February 15th
12:00 pm
Sylvia Herbozo DAYTIME SESSION:
Body Image After Bariatric Surgery
Sylvia Herbozo, Ph.D. UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Room 1130
Sara Hoffman
March 15th
12:00 pm
Alison Newman DAYTIME SESSION:
Arranging Your Environment for Success
Alison Newman, Ph.D. UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Room 1130
May 17th
12:00 pm
Heather Eisele DAYTIME SESSION:
Mindful Eating
Heather Eisele, Ph.D. UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Room 1130
June 21st
12:00 pm
Alison Newman DAYTIME SESSION:
Identifying and Responding to
Sabotaging Thinking Related to Food
and Weight
Alison Newman, Ph.D. UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Room 1130
July 19th
12:00 pm
Sylvia Herbozo DAYTIME SESSION:
Managing Excess Skin After Bariatric
Surgery
Sylvia Herbozo, Ph.D. UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Room 1130
August 16th
12:00 pm
Heather Eisele DAYTIME SESSION:
Managing Emotional Eating
Heather Eisele, Ph.D. UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Room 1130
September  20th
12:00 pm
Alison Newman DAYTIME SESSION:
Tools for Managing Eating Habits in
Social Situations
Alison Newman, Ph.D. UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Room 1130
October 18th
12:00 pm
Sylvia Herbozo DAYTIME SESSION:
Managing Appearance-Related
Comments After Bariatric Surgery
Sylvia Herbozo, Ph.D. UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Room 1130
2019 Bariatric Evening Support Group Schedule
DateLeaderTopicFaculty LeaderLocation
January 9th
5:00 pm
 
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Chandra Hassan UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Room 1130/1135
Matthew Ranzer Post-Bariatric Body Contouring
February 13th
5:00 pm
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Antonio Gangemi UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Room 1130/1135
Zahra Kasza Stage 5 Diet: Lifetime Post-Op Changes
March 13th
5:00 pm
 
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Mario Masrur UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Room 1130/1135
Alison Newman Weight Re-Gain After Bariatric Surgery:
Why It Happens and What To Do
April 3rd
5:00 pm
 
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Antonio Gangemi UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Room 1130/1135
Sylvia Herbozo Body Image After Bariatric Surgery
May 1st
5:00 pm
 
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Mario Masrur UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Room 1130/1135
Jennifer Martin Setting Effective Goals for Lifestyle
Changes
June 5th
5:00 pm
 
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Chandra Hassan UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Room 1130/1135
Heather Eisele Managing Emotional Eating
July 10th
5:00 pm
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 & Musculoskeletal Issues Dr. Antonio Gangemi UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Room 1130/1135
August 7th
5:00 pm
 
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Mario Masrur UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Room 1130/1135
Jenna Giannetti Protein Power
September  11th
5:00 pm
 
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Antonio Gangemi UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Room 1130/1135
Matthew Ranzer Post-Bariatric Body Contouring Room
October 2nd
5:00 pm
 
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Chandra Hassan UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Room 1130/1135
Jennifer Martin Non-Scale Victories
November 6th
5:00 pm
Rich Severin EXERCISE 101 Dr. Mario Masrur UIH Main Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Room 1130/1135
Anna Titcomb Managing Weight During the Holidays

Questions?

For questions or more information, please contact Jenna Giannetti, RD, LDN at 312.996.6838
or Jennifer Martin, MS, RD, LDN at 312.996.6795