Support Groups

An integral part of the weight loss surgery program is your commitment to follow-up.  After your operation, you will be seen a minimum of four times over the first year to monitor your progress in your weight loss program and to verify that you are doing what is necessary for optimal results. For example, with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients will lose an average of 35 percent excess body weight three months after surgery, and 50 percent after six months. Equally important is your progress toward healthy eating habits and lifestyle, which are critical to achieving your long-term goals. In addition, patients experiencing psychological issues associated with weight loss are referred to consulting psychologists experienced in those issues.

Support Group Activities

  • Education: Nutrition, Exercise, and Emotional Aspects of Weight Loss
  • Peer Support
  • Clothing Exchanges
  • Group Exercise Activities

Monthly Support Group meetings are an opportunity for you to meet others who have had bariatric, to learn from, share with, celebrate and support each other. The meetings are facilitated by licensed bariatric health care professionals. The meetings feature programs offering information to help you on the path toward your goals. Support groups are also open to those who are considering weight loss surgery.

Date / Time / Location

Boise
Third Monday of the month, 7 p.m.
St. Luke’s Boise, Anderson Center, 5th Floor, Ada 1 Room
190 E. Bannock Street
For more information, please call 381-3641.

Meridian
Second Tuesday of the month, 5 p.m.
St. Luke’s Meridian, Cheyenne Room
520 S. Eagle Road
For more information, please call 381-3641.

Mountain Home
Fourth Monday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m.
Elmore Medical Center, 895 North 6th East
Conference Room: Enter front doors and turn to the left.
For more information, please call 381-3641.
If the first Monday is a holiday, the meeting will be held on Tuesday.

Nampa
Third Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m.
Saltzer Medical, 215 E. Hawaii
For more information, please call 381-3641.

Twin Falls
First Monday of the month, 7 p.m.
St. Luke’s Magic Valley, Oak 1 Room
801 Pole Line Road W.
If the first Monday is a holiday, the meeting will be held on the second Monday.
For more information, please call 381-3641.



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