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Support Groups

Professional and peer support for Blount Memorial Weight Management Center surgical patients

Blount Memorial Weight Management Center surgical metabolic and weight loss patients have the ongoing support of the center's staff following the procedure through three available bariatric and weight loss surgery-specific support groups. All of the groups meet in the Blount Memorial Hospital auditorium in Maryville, Tennessee.

Support Group Schedule

  • Gastric bypass support groups: 1st Thursday at 5:45 p.m. and 2nd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Gastric banding support group: 1st Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Gastric sleeve support group: 2nd Thursday at 6 p.m.

The Blount County center and its bariatric and weight loss surgeons also host regular education seminars in the Blount Memorial Hospital auditorium at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month and at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month to discuss the surgical and laparoscopic treatments of obesity with those considering weight loss surgery.

Additional seminars are held regularly in Maryville, Knoxville and throughout the East Tennessee region. Register online for any upcoming seminar.

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