Support Group

At Emory Decatur Hospital we realize that your treatment and support doesn't end with surgery. We offer a multidisciplinary program both before and after surgery. The staff at the Comprehensive Weight Loss Center understands that the key to your success is long-term follow-up and support. We are with you on you journey to achieve success and long term wellness.

The meetings are held twice a month and focus on the physical and emotional aspects leading up to the surgery as well as following surgery.  We recognize that the patient is not the only person whose life is transformed by this surgery; for that reason we encourage significant others, family members, and friends to attend.

All meetings are free and we encourage everyone to participate. For added convenience, we now offer online sessions. Please click the accompanying link below each support group date to join virtually.

Third Wednesday of Every Month from 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

This group is open to all and addresses concerns and celebrations pre and post-surgery. We acknowledge our transformations and offer encouragement and support. We discuss challenges as well as positive changes that are happening in our lives. This support group is facilitated by Dr. Stephen Ritz, Psychologist.

Last Wednesday of Every Month from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This group is open to all and addresses concerns and celebrations pre and post-surgery. We acknowledge our transformations and offer encouragement and support. We discuss challenges as well as positive changes that are happening in our lives. We also incorporate exercise, recipes, and nutrition. This group is facilitated by Kathy Kemp, MBSC.