Strong support means better success

Losing weight and keeping it off is difficult. It takes maintaining your motivation and staying on track. That‘s why it’s so important for all of our patients to have a strong support system. Having a solid support system of friends, family and a dedicated care team is one of the most important factors influencing in your success.

Our surgical weight loss program is designed to help give our patients the support and tools they need to be successful now and in the future.

Upcoming Bariatric Surgery Support Groups:

No Events

All Weight Loss Support Group Meetings will take place at UC Health Weight Loss Center:

7690 Discovery Drive, Suite 1700
West Chester, OH 45069

For more information or to register, please contact Pamela Watkins at or (513) 475-8211.

Support Group Options

We offer regular support group meetings for all surgery patients regardless of where they are in their weight loss journey. Each session is led by one of our weight loss professionals and focuses on a specific topic. Patients have the opportunity to discuss challenges, share successes and form bonds with those going through the same experience, all in a warm and supportive environment. These sessions help to motivate and keep you on track for achieving and maintaining your weight loss goals.

Throughout the course of the year, we offer a special series exclusively to our post-surgical bariatric patients. This 4-week series gets back to the basics offerings tips for diet, exercise, food journaling, and follow-up care. This series is aimed at patients who may have gained weight, hit a plateau or need a boost and extra accountability following weight loss surgery.

Back on Track is not currently in session, but will be offered again soon. Check the website for our next session or contact our office by calling (513) 939-2263.

Many of our weight loss patients have diabetes. The UC Health Diabetes Management Program offers a number of free or low-cost support and education programs for those with diabetes. Register online or call (513) 298-SUGR (7847) for information about this program.

Chances are, you have probably already visited a number of websites or used social media to research weight loss and even to connect with others who are in the same situation. The internet is a wonderful resource for finding information and help, but it’s important to ensure that you are using a reputable website that has your best interests at heart. is the leading peer support community to help members seeking to find a solution to their weight loss problems. They provide a comprehensive program of support and education, as well as assistance in locating resources to help users achieve their goals. With an active community that communicates online and through conferences and workshops around the country, we encourage you to utilize to learn more about weight loss surgery and non-surgical options, meet others who are going through the same thing as you, find the best medical professionals, and more.