Did you know that several medical studies have shown that patients who attend support group meetings after bariatric surgery have more total weight loss in the short and long term? In fact, according to the research, the more groups bariatric patients attend, the greater the weight loss.
Being a part of a support group is important and it works!
If you think that any of your patients could benefit from additional support, please encourage them to join our UNJURY® Cares Support Groups and Bariatric Mixers every Wednesday from 7:00 - 8:30pm ET. More practices are sending more of their bariatric patients to our virtual support groups. We can provide attendance validation where that is required. Here’s the registration link: Register here
Here are a few of the experts we’ve featured recently:
- Dr. Paul Davidson, Psychologist, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
- Dr. Scott Shikora, Director of the Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Brigham & Women’s Hospital
- Dr. Mary Litchford, Nutrition Expert, Author, Speaker
- Dr. Simon Talbot, Plastic Surgeon
Successful bariatric patients who share their success tips and behaviors other patients can model
UNJURY Cares Virtual Support Meetings are making it possible for patients to meet their Pre-Surgery requirements while complementing and reinforcing RD efforts. If you would like to learn how your patients can receive Attendance Verification, please reach out to Kristie: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are a few heartwarming quotes from patients who enjoy the weekly meetings:
“I am so grateful for this support group. You started when my regular group stopped meeting. I have lost the COVID 15 pounds and not regained it! It renewed my determination to be a success. So I am grateful for you!”
“Your group sessions are superb and the guests are very helpful. I have watched them since the support groups started months ago. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!”
“Thank you, I got a lot of great information. You all are so helpful!”
We have an exciting roster of upcoming support group sessions and bariatric mixers:
|Support Group||Oct. 21st||Angie Golden||DNP, FNP-C, FAANP||Be your own advocate, get the care you deserve!|
|Mixer||Oct. 28th||Mary Johnson||Patient Advocate||Shares her story|
|Support Group||Nov. 4th||Lindsay Miamen||RD, Senior Clinical Bariatric Dietitian||TBD|
|Support Group||Nov. 18th||Dr. John Cleek||Obesity Medicine||Wt Loss Medications|
We hope you’ll join us and share this information with your patients.