Weight Loss Surgery

Patient Support Systems

Stay connected each step of your weight loss journey and beyond. Connect with others on a similar path in a caring, supportive environment.

Providing Support Throughout Your Weight Loss Journey

Our mission is to provide nonjudgmental support, guidance, education, motivation and opportunities for weight loss surgery patients and support people pre- and post-operatively. To provide a safe forum to celebrate victories; as well as a safe forum to voice struggles and concerns.

In Person and/or Zoom Support Group

Note: The group is currently being offered both in-person and virtually through ZOOM on the fourth (4th) Friday of each month from 5:30 pm to 6:30pm EST. Please contact Karen Roy for the meeting information and the appropriate link to register.

The groups meet in-person at the Bristol Hospital, Hughes Auditorium located on level A within the hospital.  Bristol Hospital is located at 41 Brewster Road, Bristol. Free and convenient parking is available on-site. 

In addition, Bristol Health offers a free monthly support group meeting for patients who have had any type of weight loss surgery.  The group is also open to family members, patients who are preparing for bariatric surgery, and for those who are exploring their options for the procedure.  For more information, please call our office at 860.585.3339 or email kroy@bristolhospital.org.  The support group facilitator is Karen Roy, RN, bariatric program coordinator.

Online Support

Patients within our program are invited to join our private Facebook group.  The goal of this group is to comfort and support those who have had weight loss surgery or are beginning their weight loss journey.  No medical advice or promotion of private businesses is allowed at any time in this group. We hear from our patients that they find the group as a great form of support and understanding, and the group members help to keep each other on track and accountable.  

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Walk From Obesity

The Bristol Hospital Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Program participates annually in the Walk from Obesity held at Rockwell Park in Bristol.  Our program is a major sponsor of the event as well as the main event organizer. The mission of the Walk from Obesity is to focus on addressing obesity through raising money for research, education, prevention and treatment of obesity. The Walk from Obesity is the nation's largest gathering of individuals affected by obesity. In cities all across the country, those focused on addressing obesity join forces and walk together.

Learn more about this great cause at walkfromobesity.com

Post Weight Loss Surgery Supplementation

After weight loss surgery, you will not be able to get enough vitamins and minerals from the food you are consuming alone in part due to decreased volume and therefore, decreased absorption. For post-surgery patients, vitamin and mineral supplementation is a necessity and making it a part of a daily routine is critical.

We have partnered with Bariatric Advantage to provide you with 15% off your purchase of supplements. Click on the button below to be automatically directed to the Bristol Health X Bariatric Advantage page where your discount will already be applied. For an additional 10% off, you can order and subscribe to a 90-day supply. 

Bariatric Advantage also has a full money-back guarantee if you do not like or cannot tolerate your supplements. Just call 800.898.6888.

To find out which supplements will be best for you, speak with your Bariatric Dietitian at your next appointment or call us at 860.845.8367.

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American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is the "largest national society for this specialty.  The vision of the ASMBS is to improve public health and well being by lessening the burden of the disease of obesity and related diseases throughout the world." 
For more information on ASMBS, please visit asmbs.org.

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