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GI Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Support Group

Patients, those considering surgery, family members and support-persons (18 & over please) are welcome to attend our support group meetings. Our groups are moderated by healthcare professionals.

You may attend EITHER the first *OR* second Wednesday meeting of each month, but not both. Please join us!

2018 Dates please scroll down for room details

(There is no meeting July 4th- Happy Independence Day! Please join us for the July 11th meeting)
July 11, 7-8 P.M. in WGC-A/B
Aug. 1, 6-7 P.M. in WGC-A/B
Aug. 8, 7-8 P.M. in WGC-A/B
Sept. 5, 6-7 P.M. in WGC-A/B
Sept. 12, 7-8 P.M. in WGC-A/B Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Alexis Conason will be speaking on "Mindful eating". Click for more on Dr. Conason
Oct. 3, 6-7 P.M. in W-118 Special Guest Speaker Dr. Mark Schwartz, plastic surgeon will be speaking about reconstructive surgery after weight loss surgery. Click for more on Dr. Schwartz
Oct. 10, 7-8 P.M. in BB 302 C/D
Nov. 7, 6-7 P.M. in BB 304 C/D
Nov. 14, 7-8 P.M. in WGC-A/B
Dec. 5, 6-7 P.M. in WGC-A/B
Dec. 12, 7-8 P.M. in WGC-A/B

Location Information / Directions

To go to W-118: Whitney 118, 525 East 68th Street
Enter at the main hospital entrance with the circular driveway on East 68th street between York Avenue and the East River. The room is through the door immediately to your left, just before where the guard is standing. You will need to ask him/her to let you through this door as it is locked. After passing through this door, take your first left and the room is on your right.

To go to BB: Belfer Building, 413 East 69th Street
The Belfer Building is on the north side of 69th Street b/w 1st and York Avenues. Once inside the building, please consult the large, digital screen on your right for that evening’s room assignment and/or ask the guard to direct you.

To go to: Greenberg 14th Floor Conference Room
Enter the hospital at the main entrance: 68th Street between York Avenue and the East River (525 East 68th Street). Follow the directions to the Greenberg elevators. Take them to the 14th floor. Turn away from the windows and follow the hall until the end where there is an information desk. The conference room is to your right and behind the information desk. (Do not enter the hospital unit through the double doors on your far right.)

To go to WGC: Weill Greenberg Center 2nd Floor Conference Rooms
1305 York Avenue is on the Southwest corner of York and 70th street. Take the escalator or elevator to the 2nd floor.

To go to A-126: Uris Faculty Room
Please enter through the medical school entrance (69th Street and York Avenue) and ask the guard to direct you. This room is close to the entrance and on the ground level.

To learn more about conditions and treatments related to Support Groups, please consult our comprehensive Health A to Z.
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