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Support Groups

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 6:30 to 7:30 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

  • May 14 & 21
  • June 11 & 18
  • July 9 & 16
  • August 13 & 20
  • September 10 & 17
  • October 8 & 15
  • November 12 & 19
  • December 10 & 17

Medical Pavilion at Howard County

  • May 25 - Due to the Memorial Day holiday, this support group meeting has been canceled.
  • June 22
  • July 27
  • August 24
  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 23
  • December 28

2015 Bariatric Support Groups schedule

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