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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.

Surgical Weight Loss Informational Meeting
Anyone who is considering weight loss surgery is invited to attend this informational meeting on the second Tuesday (Dr. Cantor sessions for Kaiser patients only) and fourth Wednesday (Dr. McKenna sessions for non-Kaiser patients) of each month at 6 p.m. at the Holy Cross Hospital Professional & Community Education Center and at Tyson’s Corner Medical Center (Dr. McArthur or Dr. Cantor sessions for Kaiser patients, only) . HOWEVER, 4th Wednesday March 25, May 27 and September 23 Surgical Weight Loss Info Meeting sessions have been CHANGED from Dr. McKenna to Dr. McArthur and are now for KAISER patients, only! These sessions will answer your questions about surgical weight loss options.

The meeting dates for 2015 are:

JANUARY 13 28 JULY 14 22 28
APRIL 14 22 28 OCTOBER 13 28
JUNE 16 24 DECEMBER 15 23

Register online now 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:
  • 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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