Many of people ask about what kind of support there is available after surgery, specifically for bariatric surgery patients. It is very important to have a system of support after surgery as this is a time of lots of changes and transitions. Here are the support groups that we have found not only in Portland, but also around the state of Oregon and online.

Many of people ask about what kind of support there is available after surgery, specifically for bariatric surgery patients.  It is very important to have a system of support after surgery as this is a time of lots of changes and transitions.  Here are the support groups that we have found not only in Portland, but also around the state of Oregon and online.

Good Samaritan Hospital – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Bypass Support Group (GB) = 1015 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR  97210, Wistar Morris Conference Room on 1st Floor near the main entrance.

LapBand Support Group (LB) = 1111 NW 22nd Ave, Room 102, Portland, OR 972010, Wilcox Building next door to hospital.

March Meetings: GB=3/24/10, LB=3/10/10

April Meetings: GB=4/28/10, LB=4/14/10

May Meetings: GB=5/26/10, LB=5/12/10

June Meetings: GB=6/23/10, LB=6/9/10

July Meetings: GB=7/28/10, LB=7/14/10

Support Groups Around Oregon

Ashland = Ashland Community Hospital, Conference Room 1, contact=Sindra Koebrick, ph: 503-488-7452.  Meets every 4th Monday of the month at 6:30pm – 8:30pm and/or every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

Bend = St Charles Medical Center, 1st Wednesday of the month at 12:30m – 1:30pm and/or 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Coos Bay = North Bend Medical Center, 1900 Woodland Drive, Coos Bay Conference Room upstairs. 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm.  Contact Robin at 800-234-1231 for more information.

Eugene = A group of post-op patients meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm at the Eugene Market of Choice on Willamette.  Drop in anytime.

McMinnville = Contact Carla Galbraith for exact locations, days and times.  Day time Mon-Fri = 503-435-6518, evenings and weekends = 503-434-5191.

Salem = Salem Hospital Main Building, Wedel Center (basement) Room D.  Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm.  Contact Pam Bush for more information.  Email = pulsar1944@yahoo.com or 503-930-0196.

Yakima = Memorial Hospital, 16th Avenue Station Clinic, every Thursday 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

Online Support Groups

www.obesityhelp.com

https://www.bsciresourcecenter.com/

Other Blogs and great websites!

www.bariatricgirl.com

www.weightlosssurgerychannel.com

https://www.obesityaction.org/home/index.php

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