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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center offers monthly bariatric surgery support groups on the second and third Thursday of each month, from 5 to 6 p.m., in the Francis X. Knott conference center. A support group also is held on the fourth Monday of each month, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Medical Pavilion at Howard County in Columbia.
Support groups are open to pre- and post-operative patients and often feature speakers presenting on topics including exercise, nutrition, plastic surgery and more. Patients often bring clothes to the meeting for a clothing swap, protein supplements to try and lots of stories and good information. Pre-operative patients can gain insight on life after surgery. You're welcome to attend any or all meetings each month. Please try to bring a support person with you.
Registration is not required for support groups. Parking is free at both locations.
Support Group Schedule
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Held from 5 to 6 p.m., in the Francis X. Knott conference center
- September 8 and 15, 2016
- October 13 and 20, 2016
- November 10 and 17, 2016
- December 8 and 15, 2016
Medical Pavilion at Howard County
Held from 6 to 7 p.m., in the Wellness Center Garden A/B
- August 22, 2016
- September 26, 2016
- October 24, 2016
- November 28, 2016
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