Weight Management Education & Support
Whether as part of bariatric surgery or a weight management program, Bronson Bariatric & Metabolic Specialists offers ongoing support to help you improve your chances of long-term weight management success.
In any of our support group offerings, you can share information, experiences and emotional support. You can also bring supportive friends and family to join you. We offer both an online or in-person support group options to meet your individual needs. There is no registration required for these free support groups.
Bariatric surgery support group
Have you had or are you considering bariatric surgery? Our bariatric surgery support group is offered two times during the month. The Wednesday session is held in our Portage office, the Thursday session is offered at the Gilmore Center for Health Education at Bronson Methodist Hospital.
- First Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. - Bronson Bariatric & Metabolic Specialists office in Portage
- Third Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m - Gilmore Center at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Parking is available in the Jasper Street Ramp next to the Gilmore Center. Enter the ramp from Jasper Street.
View our bariatric surgery support group schedule.
Weight management support group
Our weight management support group "Lunch and Learn" is offered once a month.
- Third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. - Bronson Bariatric & Metabolic Specialists office in Portage
Online support groups
Bronson Bariatric & Metabolic Specialists offers secret Facebook groups (online only) for individuals in both our bariatric surgery and weight loss management programs. This means that only members can find these groups, see who is a member and see messages/responses posted in each individual group. Call our office at (269) 341-8900 for more information or to request access to the group.