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Bariatric Support Group

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Monday, April 22, 2013by Courtney

St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital and Alliance for a Healthier Effingham County are parterning to offer a free support group for those contemplating or have undergone Bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery includes surgeries designed to promote weight loss such as lap band surgery and gastric bypass surgery.

The next Bariatric Surgery Support Group meeting will be held Monday, April 22 at 5pm in the Physical Rehabilitation waiting room. The purpose of the support group is to: Educate those contemplating bariatric surgery about the options, benefits, lifestyle changes, and potential problems with the surgeries. Provide encouragement and support to those who have had the surgery to maintain lifestyle changes. and Provide a place to obtain prerequisite support group meeting prior to surgery (many surgeons require attendance at a support group as a prerequisite for the surgery.)

For more information, contact Marilyn Boone, Women's Welness Manager, at 217-347-1305.

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