Information Sessions and Support

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Informational Seminars

If you're serious about losing weight...we're serious about helping you. Join us for a free informational seminar where you can learn more about obesity, the different types of operations, and the risks and benefits of surgery. If you are overweight and unable to achieve or maintain a healthy weight with diet and exercise, or if your weight is causing you medical problems, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery.

If you would like to attend the free informational session, please click here to register. For more information, call 877-834-7264.

All Informational Sessions take place at 6 pm, the third Wednesday of most months, at the following location: 

MacNeal Hospital
3249 South Oak Park Avenue 
Berwyn, IL 60402

(See specific location information within MacNeal Hospital below).

2020 Informational Sessions

All sessions held at 6 pm in North Building, First Floor, Staff Room.

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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Support Group

The Bariatric Support group focuses on providing emotional and educational support to those considering bariatric weight loss surgery and those who have had surgery. This is your forum to get great support emotionally and to gain knowledge from our visiting experts and also our surgeons who will provide information to help you begin your lifetime journey of wellness. The Support Group will provide you emotional support, information and education, as well as offering you a forum for discussion, problem solving and advocacy. Bring your questions and know that you are not alone. 

Registration is strongly encouraged for the Bariatric Support Group. 
Please click here to register. For more information, call 877-834-7264.

The Bariatric Support Group meets at 6 pm, one Thursday each month (please see dates below), at the following location:

MacNeal Hospital 
North Building, first floor, Conference Room 2
3249 S Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402

2019 Why Weight! Weight Loss Surgery Support Group Sessions:

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019, 6 pm
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6 pm
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6 pm
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019, 6 pm
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019, 6 pm
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6 pm
  • Thursday, July 20, 2019, 6 pm
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019, 6 pm
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6 pm
  • Thursday, October 17, 2019, 6 pm
  • Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6 pm
  • Thursday, December 19, 2019, 6 pm

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For More Information

If you have any questions or would like to talk to our program coordinator, please call (708) 783-6341.