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Bariatric Surgery Support Group


The Bariatric Surgery Support Group is for patients who are awaiting or have undergone bariatric surgery. The purpose is to provide a place where patients can receive ongoing education following surgery from licensed speakers, have questions answered before and after surgery, and where they can share and provide support to one another in a positive way.  The Bariatric Coordinator and Dietitian are present at all meetings.

For more information, contact Chris Bovos, Bariatric Program Coordinator, at 913-676-8491.

The calendar for upcoming support groups, as well as minutes from prior support groups, are included below. 

Shawnee Mission Health - Prairie Star
Prairie Star Conference Room (located in Building A to the left of the Emergency Department)
23351 Prairie Star Parkway
Lenexa, KS 66227

Family Matters
Beyond genetics and hormones, family plays a large part in the role food has in our lives. The more involved family members are with a patient’s weight loss journey, the better the chances are for successfully losing weight and keeping it off after bariatric surgery. Family members who understand and support necessary lifestyle changes make a big difference for the patient. Learn more about the FREE Family Matters Support Group.


 Pre and Probiotics
2018 Support Group Dates
 Date  Time Topic Facilitator


 Jan. 2 (Tues) 

 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  


 Chris Bovos, RN 
 Jan. 25 (Sat)


 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.


 Dr. Coker
Feb. 6 (Tues)


 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


 HIIT Training to Increase Metabolism


 Greg Justice, MA


 Feb. 24 (Sat)


 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Pre and Probiotics


 Laura Hernandez


 March 6 (Tues)


 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Muscles and Myokines  Kari McKeown, PT
 March 22 (Thurs)


 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Dealing with Hair Thinning  Chris Bovos, RN
 April 4 (Tues)


 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


 Beyond the Scale  Dr. Sabapathy
 April 21 (Sat)


 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.


 Back on Track - 5 Day Pouch Reset
 Chris Bovos, RN
 May 1 (Tues)


 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


 Tai Chi for Core Strength and Balance


 Lily Delano


 May 17 (Thurs)


 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.


 Sleep - Essential Element for Weight Loss


 Katie Hiller, RN


 June 5 (Tues)


 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Vegetarian Options After Bariatric Surgery  Annie Epp, RD, LD
 June 16 (Sat)

 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

 Underarm Jiggle Exercises


 Barb Cashman, PT
 July 3 (Tues)


 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


 


 
 July 26 (Thurs)  3 p.m. - 4 p.m.


   
 Aug. 7 (Tues)


 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

 

 
 Aug. 25 (Sat)


 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.


 





 Sept. 4 (Tues)


 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.



 


 Sept. 20 (Thurs)


 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

 Oct. 2 (Tues)


 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


   


 Oct. 20 (Sat)


 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.


 
 Nov. 6 (Tues)

 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
 


 
 Nov. 29 (Thurs)  3 p.m. - 4 p.m.


   
 Dec. 4 (Tues)


 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.



 

2017 Support Group Minutes and Resources
2016 Support Group Minutes and Resources







Excess Skin and Body Magic 




Excess Skin and Body Magic 




Small groups only 




Small groups only 
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Shawnee Mission Medical Center
9100 West 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66204
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913-676-2000
Prairie Star
23401 Prairie Star Parkway
Lenexa, Kansas 66227
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913-676-8500
Overland Park
7820 W. 165th Street
Overland Park, KS 66223
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