Weight Center Discussion Groups

Meetings are located at UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus.  They start promptly and last about an hour so please arrive on time as seating is limited. For meeting schedules and to learn more about weight loss surgery, call 774-443-3886.

Weight Loss Surgery Discussion Group

The Weight Loss Surgery Discussion Group is for enrolled patients who want to hear more about surgery from providers and patients who have had surgery. The Surgery Discussion Group can help patients decide on surgery or behavioral modification for their treatment approach.

Patients who decide to take the Behavioral Track to weight loss attend weekly small group core meetings with nutritionists, health psychology professionals and exercise specialists. After the core meetings, ongoing support is provided to all participants.

Post-Surgery Discussion Group

The Post-Surgery Discussion Group is for patients who have who have had weight loss surgery at UMass Memorial and want to share their experience and/or learn from the experience of others who have had surgery. The group discusses specific topics that are important to long-term success with weight loss.

The group focuses on specific topics important to long- term success, like:

  • Setting effective goals
  • Discussing mindfulness techniques
  • Planning and prioritizing
  • Defeating negative thinking patterns.

Contact us for group dates and times: 774-443-3886 or weight.center@umassmemorial.org.