Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery

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Bariatric Surgery Support Groups

Our support groups provide a secure, warm setting for patients undergoing the process of lifetime diet and lifestyle changes. The sessions are designed to complement/improve your weight loss efforts, and are an important part of achieving lasting weight loss results.

Our bariatric support groups will give you a great opportunity to discuss personal or professional issues that arise from weight loss efforts, surgery or from a history of obesity. In addition, they allow you to surround yourself with people who understand and support your goals, which enhances your chances of long-term success. Each group meeting is facilitated by our bariatric dietitian and program coordinator and/or one of our bariatric surgeons, medical director, nurse practitioners, or bariatric nurses.

Support Group schedule announced for 2016

Below is our 2016 Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Support Group schedule.


Regular meeting time: 6 to 7 p.m.

Oct. 13, 2016 
Nov. 17, 2016
(third Thursday)
Dec. 15, 2016 (third Thursday)

UTMB UTMB League City Campus/Specialty Care Center
2240 Gulf Freeway South
2nd Floor Surgical Specialty Clinic
League City, TX 77573

Dates and topics are subject to change. Updates are posted on this site, or follow us on Facebook at to get reminders in your news feed.

Regular Meetings

Support groups will meet regularly on the second Thursday of each month from January to October. In November and December, the group will meet on the third Thursday of 2016.

Guest Lectures & Social Events

In addition to the regular meetings, we will have guest lectures come throughout the year to speak on special topics. We will also plan a few family-friendly social events.

Learn from Your Peers

Want to find out the best and cheapest places to exercise? How do you prepare food for only one or two people? What keeps you motivated to keep the weight off? Patients will lead these discussions and share their expertise with you. Some classes will feature hands-on demonstration.

Open Door Policy

All patients are welcome at the support group – whether one has had surgery, doesn’t plan to have surgery, or has been out of touch and wants to re-connect with the center. Adult guest(s) are welcome as well.

Support group meetings are held at the UTMB League City Campus/Specialty Care Center at 2240 Gulf Freeway South, League City, TX, 77573. Please meet in the Surgical Specialty Clinic on the 2nd floor. The meeting time is 6 - 7 pm.

Call for upcoming details on upcoming sessions: (832) 505-1500.

Call for assistance day or night 409-772-2222

Additional meetings with guest speakers and family-friendly social events held throughout the year.

All patients are welcome to join the support group – whether you have had surgery, don’t plan to have surgery, or want to re-connect with UTMB Health. Adult guest(s) are welcome.

Support Group topics include:

  • Preparing healthy meals for 1-2 people
  • Staying motivated to keep the weight off
  • Hands-on demonstrations
  • The best and lowest cost locations to exercise

Please contact us if you have any questions:
(832) 505-1500 or email 

Download the support group flyer.



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