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.

If you decide to move forward with the program, you must attend, or view online, a second information session. View the online information session below.

Event schedule  Register online  

New Patient Webinar

If you're thinking about weight loss surgery at BIDMC and would like to make an appointment to get started on your journey, please watch the online information session video above. It's a requirement of the program that the entire video be watched before your first appointment.

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.