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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.

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