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Sentara Comprehensive Weight Loss Solutions sponsors Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Adjustable Gastric Band Support Groups for the community. Join us for an informative evening where your questions can be answered and you can enjoy the support and encouragement of each other.

The Pre-Operative Support group is required as part of your pre-surgery education. The Post-Operative Support groups are highly recommended for those who have already had the surgery.

All pre-operative patients must attend the Pre-Operative Support Group in order for it to count toward your support group attendance requirement. To register, call 1-800-SENTARA.

Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Adjustable Gastric Band Support Group
This support group is intended for patients who have had Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, or Adjustable Gastric Band surgery. It meets the 4th Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:30 PM.

Pre-Operative Support Group
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. This support group is intended for pre-operative Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Adjustable Gastric Band patients. It meets the 2nd Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:30 PM. Please call 1-800-SENTARA to register or click here to view times and availability.

BEWELL Support Group
The Bariatric Education: Wellness, Exercise, Lifestyle Support Group welcomes all pre-operative and post-operative weight loss patients. It is facilitated by the bariatric dietician and clinical exercise specialist. We highly recommend it for every weight loss surgery patient or anyone that is considering weight loss surgery. It meets the 1st Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM.

Outer Banks Support Group
This support group is intended for Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Adjustable Gastric Band patients and is a more convenient option for patients living in the Outer Banks. It meets at different locations on different dates. For further information, please contact Jennifer Heaton at obxjen@gmail.com.

Facebook Support Group
Click here to join the conversation with our Sentara Weight Loss Surgery support group on Facebook. We encourage you to join the conversation if you are considering weight loss surgery, if you are interested in learning more about the program, and if you are preparing for weight loss surgery. When joining the closed Facebook support group, please include your point of interest and/or the date of your weight loss surgery in your message request.