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 at 6 p.m. The meeting dates for 2013 are:
January 8, January 23, February 12, February 27, March 12, March 27, April 9, April 24, May 14, May 22, June 11, June 26, July 9, July 24, August 13, August 28, September 10, September 25, October 8, October 23, November 12, December 10.
To register, visit our classes and events section or call 301-754-8800.
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.