Our Support group meetings are held at

Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County
 Willingboro, NJ 08046 (609) 835-2900





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We welcome all new patients to attend our support group meetings, statistics are documented that patients who attend support group meetings on a regular basis are generally more successful in their journey through weight loss surgery.

Our Support Group Meetings include

General Pre-Op Discussion @ 6pm

Post-Op Meeting @ 7pm

Veterans Meetings are held once a month for patients who are at least 8-months out of surgery.  These meetings are hosted by one of our surgeons.  The are usually open round-table discussions.  They are held on the first meeting Monday of the month. These meetings are held in the Landow room of Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington.   Please see schedule.

Post-Op Meetings are held in the Cafeteria of the hospital and host a variety of topics and guest speakers.  They start at approximately 7pm.

Each person who goes through Bariatric Surgery has their own story to tell.   The surgery, the weight loss, the percentage of weight loss and the emotional transition is truly different from patient to patient.   However, any patient who has had the surgery will agree to the following:

Know your Surgeon and feel comfortable with him/her

  • You will need to be committed to a lifestyle change after the surgery.

  • Patients who attend support group meetings, generally do better than patients who do not.

  • This life-altering procedure is only a "tool" not a cure.   It is the responsibility of the surgeon to get us through the surgery safely.   It is the patient's responsibility to be committed to the changes necessary to be successful.

At South Jersey Bariatrics, we have considered all the factors that are necessary for a healthy lifestyle after having Bariatric Surgery.

  • We offer an excellent aftercare program

  • Nutritional Guidance

  • A social transition program that is unprecedented

  • And a sponsored support group.  The surgeons attend and participate in all support group meetings and functions.

We have all the ingredients necessary to assist you with the transition from Morbid Obesity to a more normal and healthier lifestyle.

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