NOTE: All information sessions and support groups will be conducted virtually until further notice.
Bariatric Weight Loss Class
In preparation for your weight-loss surgery, we ask that you attend a cooking class to learn how to prepare simple, healthy, and affordable recipes that will help your stomach heal properly, help you lose the right amount of weight, and prevent nutritional deficiencies after your surgery. These videos should be used as a guide as you transition through each dietary stage following your surgery.
This class is usually offered in person by BMC’s Teaching Kitchen, but is now available for you to watch online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please feel free to reach out to your dietitian if you have any questions after watching these videos.
New Patient Information Session on Weight Loss Surgery
If you are interested in learning more about our program, please call our office at 617-414-8052 to register for a New Patient Information Session. Attendance at a session is required for all new patients and will provide you with an opportunity to meet our surgeons, receive introductory information on surgical options and learn about the path to surgery.
After attending a New Patient Information Session, you will receive an appointment with one of our surgeons to discuss if you are a good candidate for surgery and your next steps. This is an excellent opportunity to meet others considering surgery and learn about weight loss surgery in a friendly, supportive environment.
New Patient Information Sessions are offered twice a month in both the afternoon and evening, conveniently located on the BMC campus. Information sessions are available in both English and Spanish. For details, please call 617.414.8052.
Dietitian Support Group Sessions
Talking with other patients who have had weight loss surgery is a very important part of your care as you undergo a major life change. Boston Medical Center offers support group meetings for pre- and post-operative weight loss surgical patients. Please call 617.414.8052 for details and more information.
Support Group Calendar
Please attend 1 cooking class and 1 Regular Support group meeting to complete your program requirements.