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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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Tue Feb 11, 2020 - 6:00pm - Ways to Get Past the Exercise Excuses

Du Quoin

Marshall Browning Hospital

900 N Washington St
Du Quoin, IL 62832
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Tue Jan 28, 2020 - 6:00pm - Creating Spontaneous Dinners


Harrisburg Library

2 West Walnut St
Harrisburg, IL 62946
*Conference room located in the basement.  Elevator is available.
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Mon Feb 24, 2020 - 6:00pm - Sleep and the Obesity Connection


Herrin Hospital

Conference Rm B/C
201 S 14th St
Herrin, IL 62948
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Tue Feb 4, 2020 - 10:00am - Bariatric Exercise & Wellness
Wed Feb 12, 2020 - 6:00pm - Bariatric Surgery Recipe Exchange
Mon Feb 17, 2020 - 10:00am - Sleep and the Obesity Connection
Wed Feb 19, 2020 - 6:00pm - Ways to Get Past the Exercise Excuses *Post-Surgery only*

Mt. Vernon

Doubletree Inn

Wildcatter Conference Rm
222 Potomac Blvd
Mt Vernon, IL 62864
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Wed Feb 5, 2020 - 6:00pm - Sleep and the Obesity Connection

Have Questions?

Call 1.618.988.6171