COVID-19: Screening, Updates, Visitor Policy

Classes for Patients

The following classes and groups are available for patients, family, and friends.

All classes and groups are held in the ART auditorium: 

Ashley River Tower, 1st floor auditorium, room 1119
25 Courtenay Drive
Charleston, SC 29425

You may park in any MUSC visitor lot and we will validate your parking. You are still responsible for the first $3. We do not validate valet parking (which is $10).

Mandatory Pre-Op Education Class

The MUSC Bariatric Surgery Program's mandatory pre-surgery education class for all bariatric surgery types is offered the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in South Carolina, pre-op classes are CANCELLED for the month of July.  We need to make your health our priority, and in-person classes goes against the recommendations of CDC at this time.  We will continue to provide updates regarding August classes through email.

This class must be attended prior to surgery. We do encourage you to attend more than once and to bring your supporter(s) with you. You do not need to register. We will get attendance at the class. Call 843-876-4867 if you have any questions.

Bariatric Surgery Preop Education Class Materials

2020 Schedule 

Due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in South Carolina, pre-op classes are CANCELLED for the month of July.  We need to make your health our priority, and in-person classes goes against the recommendations of CDC at this time.  We will continue to provide updates regarding August classes through email.

If you have concerns and feel you need to attend class PRIOR to August, please reach out to Beth Fogle and/or Amanda Peterson to discuss any questions related to education class. 

  • July 7 and 21
  • August 4 and 18
  • September 1 and 15
  • October 6 and 20
  • November 3 and 17
  • December 1 and 15