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Support Groups

Whether you are preparing for or have already had weight loss surgery, support groups are an opportunity for you to learn from others who are going through the same process. Talking to someone who understands the challenges of weight loss can be a way to to ask questions, and get support in a safe environment. Support groups are facilitated by experienced bariatric professionals who can offer education to help you during your weight loss journey. Support group meetings are free, do not require sign up, and most are open to all patients. There is one group a month that is designated as "post-op only," which are also listed on the schedule.

Locations, Dates & Topics


Memorial Hospital of Carbondale

Conference Rm DEF or C
405 W Jackson St
Carbondale, IL 62901
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Wed Dec 4, 2019 - 6:00pm - Holiday Recipe Exchange
Tue Dec 17, 2019 - 4:00pm - Surviving the Holidays

Du Quoin

Marshall Browning Hospital

900 N Washington St
Du Quoin, IL 62832
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Tue Nov 19, 2019 - 6:00pm - Pandora's Box of Caffeine


Harrisburg Library

2 West Walnut St
Harrisburg, IL 62946
*Conference room located in the basement.  Elevator is available.
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Wed Dec 11, 2019 - 6:00pm - Food Labeling 101


Herrin Hospital

Conference Rm B/C
201 S 14th St
Herrin, IL 62948
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Mon Nov 18, 2019 - 10:00am - Power of Positive Thinking
Wed Nov 20, 2019 - 6:00pm - Holiday Bariatric Recipe Exchange
Mon Dec 2, 2019 - 10:00am - Bariatric Exercise & Wellness
Mon Dec 9, 2019 - 10:00am - Surviving the Holidays
Thu Dec 12, 2019 - 6:00pm - Food Labeling 101 ling 101- Post Surgery

Mt. Vernon

Doubletree Inn

Wildcatter Conference Rm
222 Potomac Blvd
Mt Vernon, IL 62864
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Wed Dec 4, 2019 - 6:00pm - Surviving the Holidays

Have Questions?

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