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Support Groups for Weight Loss Surgery Patients in Connecticut

Here at Griffin Bariatrics we are committed to supporting a healthy lifestyle in a nurturing environment that allows you to get the best results out of your weight loss surgery. Our bariatric support groups provide the knowledge and teach you the skills needed for success on your weight loss journey in a judgment-free group environment.



Connecticut Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Our support and therapy groups for Connecticut patients are led by licensed psychological staff, who can provide you with specialized support and encouragement.

Your surgery is just the first step in your weight loss journey, and after your procedure you need to create a new, healthy lifestyle and stick to it in order to make the most out of your surgery. You will need to change your eating habits, perhaps places where you shop for food or eat out if they do not have healthy choices available, involve your family members in your new diet. You will also need to become more active and nurture your inner self as well. Your commitment to a healthy lifestyle for the rest of your life is the key to achieving long-term weight loss success.

Griffin Bariatrics Connecticut support groups address many post-surgery issues including motivation, challenging negative and self-sabotaging behaviors, body image, depression, addiction issues, and more. In addition, support groups will make you feel like you are not alone.

You will hear about other support group members’ experiences after their gastric banding, gastric bypass or gastric sleeve procedures, which likely will be very similar to yours. Hearing about problems you may be facing through somebody else’s experience is not only comforting but will help you solve these problems together. You can also get personal advice about successful strategies from our support staff and other successful weight loss surgery patients.

Please register for this event.

Men’s Bariatric Social Group: The Men’s Huddle

Every 1st Thursday of the month

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Men need time to support each other in their own way during their weight loss journey. This is why Griffin Hospital started a bariatric social group just for men: The Men’s Huddle. This bariatric social group is open to all men who have had a Gastric Bypass, a Sleeve Gastrectomy, a Lap-Band or Revisional Bariatric Procedure. Men who are considering weight loss surgery are also invited to participate. Griffin Hospital has taken great care to ensure that the men’s huddle will be facilitated by men; please come join Griffin Bariatric’s chaplain Todd Shipley, and exercise physiologist Tom Kavanagh for an evening of practical advice and fun!

The men’s huddle meets at the Sports Center of Connecticut (784 River Road) in Shelton every 1st Thursday evening of the month from 6:30-8:00 PM. If interested, please sign up to reserve your spot or contact Kim Fisher for meeting details. Get to know other guys who have had bariatric surgery, or at the very least, take some time for yourself and enjoy the Sports Center!

Additional Connecticut Bariatric Support Services

To learn more about other bariatric support services you can benefit from, read about our support groups, bariatric exercise classes and fitness center membership. You can also use our online feedback form and to tell us about other support services and workshops that you are interested in.

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