Weight Loss Surgery Information Sessions & Support Groups

Come to a free information session if you are considering bariatric surgery, or register for our post-operative patient support groups.


What to Expect: Bariatric Surgery

A weight loss surgery information session gives you an overview of BIDMC's bariatric surgery program and comprehensive, reliable information from one of our surgeons about the weight loss procedures we perform:

We require all patients to attend one of these free sessions prior to your first appointment. You are welcome to bring friends and adult family members. Call 617-667-2845 for more information.

Event schedule  Register online  

Post-Operative Support Groups

Support groups are a chance for post-operative patients to gather, share experiences, get ideas and most of all, gain support from peers. Support groups are an excellent opportunity to talk about your frustrations, victories and challenges after weight loss surgery.

Attending support groups can be helpful for someone one month out of surgery or five years out of surgery. Come prepared with questions and be willing to participate. Communication and openness are the keys to this group's success.

Event schedule  Register online

In cases of inclement weather, cancellations will align with those of the Boston Public School system. Call 617-667-2845 to confirm whether an information session or post-op support group has been canceled.