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Patient Resources

Our interdisciplinary team of experts has worked hard to provide you with the resources you need to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. From meal planning tips to recipes, classes, and support groups to connect with others, you have the tools you need to succeed.


Plan to attend at least one pre-op education class as you prepare for having surgery with us. We offer class twice a month at the ART building. 


Our nutritional team is dedicated to supporting you every step of the way on your weight loss journey. Check out our virtual grocery store tour, post-op educational video, recipe corner, nutrition education handouts, and how to connect when you need more individualized counseling. 


Over the years, our patients and our team have developed some quick and easy recipes for the pureed stage and beyond.

Support Group

Our support group is our family! Support group is optional, but highly encouraged. It is a great place to find connection, community, and support from other people going through a similar experience. Support group can help you learn what to expect after surgery, learn about healthy eating patterns and cope with lifelong behavior change.


We believe that patient stories are the best way to really learn about how your life can improve after surgical weight loss. Check out some of our patient stories. 


We are now writing much of our content for the MUSCHealth Blog - check us out there for articles about healthy eating, product reviews, recipes, patient stories, and more!


We send a monthly e-blast the week before our monthly support group full of info and resources! If you would like to subscribe to our monthly newsletter, send a message to

Facebook Page

Like our Facebook Page for a supportive place to network with other patients and receive daily education, recipes, news stories, and research blasts about all things bariatric surgery.

Plastic Surgery

Many patients who lose weight after bariatric surgery are interested in having plastic surgery. Check out our resources and more about the MUSC Plastic Surgery Program.