Results & Support
The best preparation for successful weight loss surgery is learning about the ways it changes your life. That’s why we require prospective bariatric patients to attend at least one of our monthly support group meetings. Support Group is an hour long program that includes surgical weight loss patients at every stage of their weight loss journey.
Our Surgical Weight Loss Support groups meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM.
Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View
Harbour View Medical Arts Building
2nd Floor Conference Room
5838 Harbour View Blvd., Suite 260
Suffolk, VA, 23435
Bon Secours Health Center at Virginia Beach
828 Healthy Way
Virginia Beach, VA, 23462
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital
2 Bernardine Dr.
Newport News, VA 23602
Support Group is real talk from men and women who are living with a weight loss surgery. Some had their surgery one, three or five years prior, others, just weeks before. They have found that the support group is an important part of their recovery process.
Our support group was started to help patients’ connect with each other to handle real life after surgery issues – dietary, social, emotional, and cosmetic (loose skin, etc.). Patients come together to discuss solutions with others speak from personal experience. Our staff attends all meetings and is available to answer questions.
Studies show patients who actively participate in a support group have better outcomes than those who do not. Bon Secours Surgical Weight Loss Center hosts support group meetings at three Bon Secours facilities: the Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View, the Bon Secours Health Center at Virginia Beach, and Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital. The meetings are held the 2nd Thursday evening of each month at 6:00 p.m. Call 889-CARE for more information.
Bon Secours Surgical Weight Loss has an active Facebook page where bariatric surgery patients and those considering the surgery can join for support and information on our programs.
Surf the Net
Potential bariatric surgery candidates are strongly encouraged to browse Internet websites, such as www.obesityhelp.com. We recognize the educational value of these sites. Keep in mind, the testimonies offered on that and other sites may not necessarily be reflective of your personal experience or of this program.
Free Educational Seminars
The best way to learn more about the comprehensive surgical weight loss program offered through the Bon Secours Surgical Weight Loss Center is to attend one of our free informational seminars. Presentations by the health psychologist, registered dietician and surgeon are designed to address all aspects of the surgical weight loss process. Pre-registration is recommended since seating is limited. Click here for upcoming seminar dates.