Support Groups

Inspira Bariatric (weight loss) Surgery Support Groups
Bariatric surgery Support Group - An informational meeting - Locations and schedules
  • Inspira Fitness Connection Vineland
  • Inspira Medical Center Elmer

Who should attend?

  • Pre-op patients seeking knowledge and understanding
  • Support persons needing support, guidance and patience
  • Inspira also offers 2 post-op support groups on other nights.

Purpose:
To create a safe haven for individuals who are thinking of having Roux en Y Gastric
Bypass or Lap Band surgery. Surgeons will address both surgeries and your questions.
 
Focuses on the pre-op patient and those seeking information about bariatric (weight loss) surgery.

Surgeons will address topics:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Lap Band
  • Roux en y gastric bypass revisions
  • Revisions
  • weight loss questions will be answered by the surgeons
  • Proof of attendance for insurance companies will be given out at end of meeting.

General Information Schedule


New Beginnings Bariatric Support Group

Who should attend?
Post-op patients from surgery out to 12 months
(12 months ++ go to the Graduate group)

Purpose:
To support, mentor and encourage the new post-op patient in the 1st 12 months after weight loss surgery.
Diet, exercise, emotional issues, and preparing for life changes will be topics for discussion.
Patient input is encouraged and welcome!
 
Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Healthy eating
  • Changing habits
  • Emotional issues
  • Exercise
  • And preparing for new life changes

Schedule


Bariatric Graduate Support Group
Who should attend?
Patients Approximately 1 + years post-op bariatric (weight loss) surgery

Focus is on the patient 12-60 plus months post- op including:

  • Staying or getting back on track
  • Weight management
  • Coping skills
  • And lifestyle adjustments
Purpose:
To support, mentor and encourage individuals who have had bariatric surgery.
The Graduate Group will be informational, covering topics specific to the post-op experience including but not limited to:
  • weight management
  • healthy eating
  • exercise and emotional issues
Patient input is encouraged and welcome.
Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month 7-8 PM

Schedule

For more information or questions contact: Susan Shropshire, RN, CBN
Inspira Bariatric Coordinator

(856) 641-8398