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Support Group

The following classes and groups are available for weight loss surgery and bariatric treatment patients, family, and friends.

All classes and groups are held in the Ashley River Tower (ART) 1st floor auditorium, room 1119, unless otherwise noted.

Ashley River Tower
25 Courtenay Drive
Charleston, SC 29401

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 $8).

Monthly Support Group

The MUSC Bariatric Surgery Program's support group is offered the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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.

Our group is open to those considering surgery, post-op patients, as well as family and friends supporting the patient undergoing bariatric surgery. We are open to have patients who have had surgery elsewhere attend our group.

The format alternates between an open forum and a facilitated discussion with a credentialed health care provider. Topics include nutrition, psychology, exercise, plastic surgery, and more. There is always time for social interaction and questions.

2018 Schedule

  • December 18

2019 Schedule

  • January 15
  • February 19
  • March 19
  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December 17