Bariatric Support Groups and Schedules

At Inspira Health, we understand the mental, physical and emotional transformations that take place after bariatric surgery. Adjusting to your new lifestyle is exciting, challenging and, at times, frustrating, which is why we’ve created several support groups for bariatric surgery patients to connect with their peers as they navigate the ups and downs of recovery.

Inspira offers two different support groups for post-op patients:

New Beginnings Bariatric Support Group

The goal of this group is to support, mentor and encourage post-op patients in the first 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 covered during these sessions include, but are not limited to:
  • Healthy eating
  • Changing habits
  • Emotional issues
  • Exercise
  • And preparing for new life changes

Bariatric Graduate Support Group

The goal of this group is to support, mentor and encourage dialogue among patients who underwent surgery one or more years ago. The general focus is on patients in the 12+ month post-op range, with discussions focusing on weight management, exercise and emotional issues. Patient input is encouraged and welcome.

Topics covered during these sessions include, but are not limited to:
  • Staying or getting back on track
  • Weight management
  • Healthy eating
  • Coping skills
  • Lifestyle adjustments
For more information about Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill’s bariatric support groups, contact Inspira Bariatric Coordinator, Roseanne Racano, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CBN, at racanor@ihn.org or at (856) 508-2402.

For more information about Inspira Medical Center Elmer and Vineland’s bariatric support groups, contact Inspira Bariatric Coordinator, Susan Shropshire, RN, CBN, MBSC, at shropshires@ihn.org or at (856) 641-8398.

Why Choose Inspira?

Patient Wellbeing and Support is a Priority

By providing educational solutions and support groups, Inspira’s bariatric team helps patients understand what to expect before and after surgery. Undergoing weight loss surgery is only part of the journey, and keeping the pounds off can be difficult if patients don’t understand how to adjust to their new lifestyle. Inspira’s post-op support groups allow patients to engage with one another, swap stories and tips and connect with others who have had the same or similar experiences. No matter what stage you’re at in your weight loss journey, our dedicated team of caregivers is here to guide, support and inform.

Bariatric Resources Close to Home

With a team of skilled bariatric experts practicing in South Jersey, there’s no need to travel outside of your community to receive exceptional care. Inspira’s specialists, from our surgeons and nurses to our dietitians and endocrinologists, bring expertise and depth of knowledge to the operating room and beyond, ensuring you get the comprehensive bariatric services you need, right in your own backyard.