Bariatric Support Groups
Triangle Support Group
We invite you to attend our monthly support group, held the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm in the UNC Rex Hospital in the Cancer Center Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Through our meetings, we hope you will learn valuable information, receive encouragement, friendship and support. Not only will you meet other patients at different points along their journey, we hope you find a place where you feel comfortable sharing your experiences.
2018 Schedule of Events
January 25 | Melissa Lanes, MS,RD, LDN | Back in the Swing of Things & Nutrition Games
February 22 | Cathy Arsenault, Patient Navigator Rex Hospital | Overcoming a Drift After Bariatric Surgery
March 22 | Dr. Tom Thompson | A Psychology Roundtable
April 26 | Easy to Enjoy Exercise
May 24 | Kristin Kelly, RD, LDN
June 28 | Topic To Be Determined
July 26 | Envision Nutricenter | Bariatric Product Sampling
August 23 | Topic To Be Determined
September 27 | Surgeons, RD, PhD | Ask The Expert Panel
October 25 | Topic To Be Determined
November 15 | Annual Patient Appreciation Night
We gather at UNC Rex Hospital, in the Cancer Center Auditorium. To access the Cancer Center in the evenings, enter in the main patient tower. Take the first hallway to your right (before the elevators). Continue until you see an elevator on your right. Take the elevator down to the first floor. Once on the first floor, turn right out of the elevator and follow the signs to the Cancer CenterAuditorium. You will walk until you get to closed doors, turn right, and the Cancer Center Auditorium is on your right.
Burlington Support Group
To accommodate our patients who live towards the piedmont area, we also host a support group in our Burlington Office, 1111 Huffman Mill Road. Through our meetings, we hope you will learn valuable information, receive encouragement, friendship, and support. Not only will you meet other patients at different points along their journey, we hope you find a place where you feel comfortable sharing your experiences. Our Burlington Support Group will meet quarterly, lead by our Burlington bariatric dietitian, Melissa Lanes, MS, RD, LDN.
2018 Schedule of Events – To Be Determined
We gather in our Burlington clinic location, within EmergeOrtho. Group is held in the lobby.
When applicable, we utilize Facebook Live to stream video of support groups. If you are unable to join us live, but would like to join in online (during the event or watching later), we invite you to follow us on Facebook. To receive a Facebook alert when we live stream, you can turn on post alerts.
Groups Outside Bariatric Specialists of North Carolina
Both UNC Rex Hospital and WakeMed Cary Hospital also offer bariatric support groups. We encourage you to find support wherever you find meets your needs, be it schedule or comfort. A support system can be extremely helpful to your success in any stage of your weight loss journey.