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Support Groups

We encourage patients, both before and after surgery, to attend support groups. Support groups offer patients an opportunity to meet others who have had bariatric surgery as well as learn practical strategies and advice for long-term weight-loss success after surgery.

Support Groups are held on the 1st and 4th Wednesdays of every month from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
**4th Wednesday Support Group does not have scheduled topics each month. This group provides support for the emotional, mental, and interpersonal challenges associated with losing weight and keeping it off.

Location:
Ohio State's Martha Morehouse Medical Pavilion
2050 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43221


There will be signs directing you to meeting location. Download Map & Directions PDF (Free Parking)

Bariatric Surgery Support Group 2014 Meeting Schedule

Date Topic* Facilitator / Speaker
February 26 Emotional and behavioral support Dr. Doug Kramer
March 5 Book Review – Why We Get Fat, chapters 1 – 10 Adam Freter RD, LD
March 26 Emotional and behavioral support Dr. Doug Kramer
April 2 Book Review – Why We Get Fat​​, chapters 11 – 19 Adam Freter, RD, LD
April 24 Emotional and behavioral support Dr. Doug Kramer
May 7 Celebrate Vitamins – lecture & sampling Nadea Minet MS, RDN, LD
May 28 Emotional and behavioral support Dr. Doug Kramer
June 4 Latest exercise gadgets, tips & trends James Crawford, II, B.S., ACSM HFS
June 25 Emotional and behavioral support Dr. Doug Kramer
July 2 Hungry for Change – movie & discussion 7pm – 9pm Adam Freter Rd, LD
July 23 Emotional and behavioral support Dr. Doug Kramer
August 6 Peer-to-peer group (no facilitator) Dr. Doug Kramer
August 27 Emotional and behavioral support Dr. Doug Kramer
September 3 Plastic surgery information Dr. Ann Taylor
September 24 Emotional and behavioral support Dr. Doug Kramer
October 1 Dream Dinners – Westerville, Oh Adam Freter RD, LD
October 22 Emotional and behavioral support Dr. Doug Kramer
November 5 TO BE ANNOUNCED
November 19 Emotional and behavioral support Dr. Doug Kramer
December 3 TO BE ANNOUNCED
December 17 Emotional and behavioral support Dr. Doug Kramer
  • Support groups are held on the 1st and 4th Wednesdays of every month from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

  • Meetings are held at the Martha Morehouse Pavilion located at 2050 Kenny Road, Columbus 43221 (classroom A near parking garage enterance)

  • For more information please call the clinic at 614-366-6675

  • For more feedback and support from peers, you can join the patient-organized Facebook Group: OSU Bariatric Support
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