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Information Sessions and Support Groups

To learn more about weight-loss surgery, to meet our bariatric surgeons and to hear about weight-loss surgery from other patients, attend an upcoming informational meeting or support group at the Holy Cross Hospital Professional and Community Education Center:

Surgical Weight Loss Informational Meeting
Anyone who is considering weight-loss surgery is invited to attend this informational meeting. This session will answer your questions about surgical weight loss options. The sessions are hosted at the hospital from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. To register, visit our classes and events section or call 301-754-8800.

The meeting dates for 2014 are:

JANUARY 14 22 JULY 8 23
FEBRUARY 11 26 AUGUST 12 27
MARCH 11 26 SEPTEMBER 9 24
APRIL 8 23 OCTOBER 14 22
MAY 13 28 NOVEMBER 11
JUNE 10 25 DECEMBER 9

Surgical Weight Loss Post-Op Support Group
A licensed clinical social worker leads this support group for people who have had bariatric surgery. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 301-754-7878

Online Support Group
Holy Cross Hospital also offers online support groups for patients who want to interact with other patients outside of the scheduled support groups.

To join the Holy Cross Hospital Bariatric Program online support group follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1:
    Go to: http://groups.yahoo.com
  • Step 2:
    On the left side of the screen, click on "New Users." Fill out the registration form. (If you are already a Yahoo User, just sign-in and skip to step 3.)
    Remember your ID and password so you can sign-on in the future.
  • Step 3:
    On the screen where it says "Join a Group," type "HolycrossWLS" into the search box and click on "search."

The Group Moderator will review your request and approve you for the group, which may take a day. When you join the group, you will have options for how you wish to receive messages. You can choose to receive messages regularly via email, or you can return to the website to read messages at your convenience.

 

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